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  • Short Summary

    A new seaplane launches a 1500 pound naval torpedo in tests at Brough near Hull.

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    Item title reads - "The Torpedoplane" first British seaplane capable of carrying and launching 1500 pound naval torpedo - successfully tried out. Brough, near Hull.

    M/S of the seaplane with people stood around, the camera pans across it. C/U of the torpedo from various angles. Men pull the seaplane along towards the water. M/S of it gliding along the top of the water, the camera follows it as it takes off. M/S as it comes towards the camera, people take photographs as it releases the torpedo which bounces along the water.

    Intertitle - 'a slow motion snap!' Slow motion M/S as the torpedo is released and bounces with a big splash. M/S of the seaplane coming to a stop on the sea. L/S as it flies into the sky, various shots as it comes into land again. M/S as it approaches and flies past the camera. M/S of it on the ground, men pull it along.

    The title is repeated. M/S of the seaplane with people stood around it, M/S of a man climbing along the top, the camera pans across it. L/S as the propellor goes round and it rolls along. M/S of it landing on the sea, various shots as it glides along. Various shots of the seaplane flying over the sea. M/S of it on the ground, people tinker with it. M/S of it from the front and various shots of the torpedo. M/S as it moves along. L/S as it flies along over the sea and drops the torpedo.

    Note: the latter part of this item appears to be cuts. A yellow tinted version of the item exists.

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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:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:07:49:00
    G 1238

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