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    Astra Gazette containing four stories, Ejector seat tests, showgirls houseboat, Nightie fighter, W.R.A.F. Horsewomen.

  • Description

    Ejector seat tests: 01:00:30
    At a research station in Denham, Bucks, the new "hot-seat" or Ejector seat is being tested. A model is removed from the seat and Jimmy Onglie (?) is strapped in. Using Nitro Cellulose cartridges, the ejector seat is fired up a scaffold framework 45 feet high at 44 feet a second. Instruments measure the test. The firing is successful and Jimmy leaves the seat unharmed.

    Showgirls Houseboat: 01:02:22
    At Cubitt's Yard, just outside London there are a collection of converted houseboats moored in a rural setting. Mrs Ann Griffith is seen on her converted motor launch putting out the washing and wheeling her baby ashore in a pram. Then along trip three show girls from London's Latin Quarter. They join fellow showgirl Judy Harvey on her 84 ft. Barge Yacht to help her decorate it. After a little painting, they move onto some leg showing excersizes. Nice shots of the boats.

    Nightie Fighter: 01:05:12
    At a specially designed bedroom at a knitting mill in Elstree, some scientists are researching the stresses and strains that nightwear is subjected to when worn by young attractive women. The model, wearing various nighties, lays on a bed and moves and stretches. A male and female researcher measures the strains on seams and shoulder straps and seriously writes notes. The models foot gets caught in the nightie's hem.

    W.R.A.F. Horse woman: 01:07:28
    At R.A.F. Manby, in Lincolnshire WRAF'S accompanied by young girls have riding lessons. They are seen on their horses and ponies riding from the stables, through woodland and passed aircraft on a runway. They also practise jumping over small low jumps. This is a subsidised activity by the Services Institute.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:06:00 / 01:09:59:00

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