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  • Short Summary

    Footage of transport ship aground.

  • Description

    Transport aground.

    Transport ship run aground. GV looking across water from beach; of a large ship with camouflage paint sitting still as waves splash around it. Then a cool shot of a row boat on rough water; coming in toward shore and camera; ship is like a vague shadow stretching across BG. Workers on shore in FG; run to meet rowboat & help pull it in. A creative rescue method -- along rope is stretched from the upper deck of the grounded boat to the top 'V' of 2 crossed beams on shore; a seat attached to a pulley brings 1 man at a time sliding down the wire over the water; like a makeshift chair lift. A diag. shot of a man sailing in on this contraption. Then a shot looking through the legs of the 2 beam or poles on shore -- a man is rolling along the rope; quickly approaching - exciting shot! Some men are there to grab him as he comes in.

    Accident; wreck Disasters; ship;

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:25:00 / 02:00:16:00
    ON 119 G

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