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  • Short Summary

    Lifeboats are repaired and equipped with new ropes and sails.

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    "Lifeboats have their own "hospital" where the damage caused by the ravages of the sea is made good." High angle of docks. A lifeboat is lifted onto the quayside by a crane. "What tales of heroism the boat could tell..." High angle of the lifeboat on wheels being pulled along the quayside. " it is swung into the repair shed." Low angle of the lifeboat being moved into position. "Up in the riggers' loft rope and sail-makers are busy." M/S of a workshop where men are hard at work. C/U of man weaving a rope (?) M/S of man sewing a sail. Various shots of men working with ropes etc.

    Nice C/U of man in flat cap with lots of ropes around his shoulders - he smiles and laughs at the camera. "Then there's the stores where everything from a lamp to a life belt can be supplied." L/S of men throwing things to each other in the stores. "Down in the equipping yard the gallant boat takes on a new lease of life." High angle of lifeboats - a sail is raised. Low angle of boats being moved around in the warehouse. One of the boats has the following inscription on the side: "R.N.L.B. L.P. and St Helen" - the boat from Liverpool and St Helens presumably. "A dip in the test tank..." C/U of a boat being lowered into a tank of water. Men lift oars into the boat. Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 646.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:51:00 / 02:01:50:00
    EP 271

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