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  • Short Summary

    The snow in Glasgow causes disruption on roads but is enjoyed by penguins and polar bears.

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    Item title reads - Snow in the north. Roads blocked - but it looked like home to the polar bear and penguins in the zoo! Glasgow, Scotland.

    L/S of a bridge over a frozen river, a person walks across it and is reflected in the ice below. M/S of a polar bear in its element as it scrambles over snow covered rocks down to the water's edge. M/S of a group of five penguins walking along with their flippers out and beaks in the air.

    Various shots of people sledging down a snow covered hill, they get off and pull their sledges back to the top, a dog runs about. M/S of the penguins, M/S of the river, M/S of two people walking down a lane, snow blows around them. M/S of penguins disappearing behind a rock and the polar bear making a splash in the water. M/S of a car stranded in a snowdrift. Various shots of the sledging, and the polar bears climbing along over the snow in the zoo. M/S of a man and girl on a sledge. Various shots of four men on two sledges, a boy stands behind. M/S from the top of the hill as they all sledge down. M/S of the polar bear again. M/S car stuck in snow. M/S of the person on top of the bridge. Various shots of sledging. Ducks swim in the river or stand on the bank. M/S of ducks swimming about. M/S of a small furry animal, possibly a wombat, walking around its hut.

    Note: a yellow tinted version exists. The cuts run from 01:11:49 to the end of the item.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:53:00 / 01:16:19:00
    G 1253

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