• Short Summary

    Tortoises are scrubbed and polished at the zoo.

  • Description

    No title - Cleaning tortoises.

    Location of events unknown.

    Various shots of tortoises sat together. M/S as large 150 year old one called James is picked up. M/S as his shell is scrubbed, the boy turns him over and washes his underside. C/U of the boy cleaning him. Various shots as he scrubs the tortoise then turns him the right way up. M/S of little tortoise having his underside polished. M/S of tiny tortoise being held up. M/S as oil is poured over James's shell and rubbed in to prevent it getting too dry after washing. C/U as he stick his head out. M/S as he moves off, C/U of his shell. M/S as he is fed a banana, the keeper rubs his head.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1270.05
    Media URN:
    42568
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:28:00 / 01:07:01:00
    Canister:
    NSP 154

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