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  • Short Summary

    Educational film showing various shots of London bridges but focusing on Tower Bridge.

  • Description

    British Instructional Films Ltd presents a Classroom Film.

    Small boat approaches Tower Bridge. Top shot of unspecified London bridge - possibly Waterloo Bridge. Westminster Bridge. Boats pass underneath. Blackfriars Bridge. Buses and cars travel across bridge. Tugs and steam boats sail up and down the Thames. Some pull cargo. Approaching Tower Bridge by boat. Shot of traffic coming off the bridge. Large cargo ship with steam coming out of its funnel approaches the bridge. The bridge lifts up to allow the boat to pass through. Shot of the bridge opening from the side, from below and from the viewpoint of cars waiting to cross. The ship passes through, as do other boats. Shot from afar and C/U shots of boats passing underneath the bridge. Bridge is lowered. The traffic which has been waiting to cross starts to move. Shot of traffic on bridge with Tower of London in the background. Long shot of bridge with traffic passing over it.

    Note: two negs and three prints exist - catalogued from fine grain.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2865.06
    Media URN:
    83152
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:11:00 / 01:55:04:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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