• Short Summary

    Unsinkable swimsuits and underwear are tested out by people in the river Thames. London.

  • Description

    Unsinkable swimsuits.

    London.

    C/U pan up three girls in unsinkable swimsuits. M/S crowd watching. C/U as a rope is tied around a girl called Jean, M/S as she jumps into water, rises and floats. M/S Arthur Aveyard getting into unsinkable underwear. M/S crowd. M/S as Arthur jumps off bridge and rises. C/U as he floats. M/S as little girl is thrown into the river in unsinkable suit. M/S crowd watching. C/U girl floating on her back. C/U Vera Baines getting into sack. M/S crowd watching. She is thrown into the river, C/U girl watching. M/S as Vera swims towards the bank. M/S another girl having motor fixed to her. C/U as she walks past camera and gets in the water. She is propelled along by the power unit which streams out behind her. M/S's as a man gets in and swims around, he also has a power unit. M/S girl swimming under power.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1309.24
    Media URN:
    43390
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:11:00 / 01:50:34:00
    Canister:
    NP 427

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