• Short Summary

    Seen through the lens of an underwater camera, German divers are removing 70,000 German poison gas shells from Flensburg Fjord to beat the danger of sea corrosion exploding their fuses.

  • Description

    1.
    CV Diver on small boat dons rubber vast.
    0.04

    2.
    SV Diver moves to end of boat.
    0.06

    3.
    CU Fixes flippers.
    0.09

    4.
    CU Hand wipes compass.
    0.10

    5.
    CU Movie-camera placed in waterproof blimp.
    0.12

    6.
    CU Oxygen cylinders placed on diver's back.
    0.16

    7.
    CV Hose clips adjusted.
    0.17

    8.
    SV Marker buoy.
    0.19

    9.
    CU Diver overboard with movie camera.
    0.22

    10.
    CU Diver swimming under water.
    0.24

    11.
    CV Ditto.
    0.27

    12.
    SV PAN..Silhouette of wreck.
    0.30

    13.
    SV Shell containers and fungus.
    0.31

    14.
    CV Shell containers.
    0.34

    15.
    CV Diver handles wreck.
    0.35

    16.
    SV Diver bends part of wreck.
    0.38

    17.
    CU A shell.
    0.40

    18.
    SV Diver's finger clears fungus from shell.
    0.43

    19.
    CU Ditto.
    0.44

    20.
    CU Shells in containers.
    0.46

    21.
    CV Disturbed crab.
    0.48

    22.
    CU Diver moves along.
    0.50

    23.
    SV Ditto.
    0.53

    24.
    SV Diver bobs up to surface.
    0.55

    25.
    GV The Fjord.
    0.57

    26.
    GV PAN..Deck of salvage ship.
    0.59

    27.
    CV Mechanical stripper used on outer braided cover of shell.
    1.01

    28.
    CU Cover stripped.
    1.02

    29.
    CV Member of crew picks up stripped shell and places in bin. 2 SHOTS.
    1.07

    30.
    CU Shell handed to man-placed in bin 2 SHOTS.
    1.11

    31.
    SV PAN..Concrete mixer on board.
    1.12

    32.
    SV Concrete from end of chute into bin of shells.
    1.16

    33.
    CU Concrete onto shells.
    1.17

    34.
    SV Bin moved along runway. 2 SHOTS.
    1.20

    35.
    SV Bin mechanically dropped below decks.
    1.22



    Initials JRG/JF/PE



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Seen through the lens of an underwater camera, German divers are removing 70,000 German poison gas shells from Flensburg Fjord to beat the danger of sea corrosion exploding their fuses.

    With compass and oxygen apparatus the divers plunge 30 metres to the wrecks of two ships sunk at the end of the war. The operation of lifting the shells and dumping them in barrels and concrete in the Atlantic will cost one and a half million D-marks.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAASCOWFTLH7LPQLWNZPPYA6PKD
    Media URN:
    VLVAASCOWFTLH7LPQLWNZPPYA6PKD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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