• Short Summary

    Life saving equipment is demonstrated in a swimming pool in London.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. Why Drown?"

    Dolphin Square, London. Life saving equipment demonstration.

    GV Susan Aveyard being helped into the Marksway Spinova Life jacket by inventor Mark Shaw. SV People watching. GV Susan having polythene bag put over her head. SV People watching. SV Susan being given a knock-out injection and she holds her right hand up. SV The polythene bag being made secure. SV ditto. As Susan's arm starts to sag. SV Susan arm flopping down by her side. SV Susan being tipped into the water head first. She hits the water and surfaces her father swims over to her and removes the polythene bag as Susan floats unconscious in the water. SV The unconscious Susan floating. SV As Susan begins to regain consciousness.

    (Orig. Neg.)

    Cataloguer's Note: Don't try this at home - especially wrapping plastic bags around your head - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1749.04
    Media URN:
    54186
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:30:00 / 01:05:32:00
    Canister:
    64/9

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