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  • Short Summary

    Bad storms cause havoc for lifeboatmen around coasts of Britain as many ships are wrecked.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The great gale. All Britain stormbound-

    Various shots as great waves lash the rocks, good dramatic footage.

    Intertitle - 'many heroic rescues by our gallant lifeboatmen.' L/S of the lifeboat sailing past a buoy. M/S of crew onboard, they pull ropes. M/S as they walk up and over a long bridge.

    Intertitle - 'many tons of shipping lost.' L/S as the camera pans down the front of a boat to propellor at bottom. Various shots of the ship stranded on the sands.

    Various shots of lifeboatmen and stranded ships. M/S as men are lifted aboard a ship, the camera pans across them. L/S as they walk up a ramp. M/S of a man on a bridge. L/S as waves crash against the shore. M/S of wreckage of an aeroplane lifted from water, various shots. M/S as diver gets onboard boat. Various shots of aeroplane being lifted out. L/S as the waves pound the rocks. M/S of wreckage of aeroplane. M/S of diver climbing down into the water. Various shots as waves crash against the shore.

    Note: the cuts run from 01:12:24 to the end of the item.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:42:00 / 01:19:40:00
    G 1559

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