• Short Summary

    First edition of Air Force cine-magazine Astra Gazette.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material (Astra Gazette).

    Title - 'Astra Gazette'. Air Force magazine - Issue 1.

    Lasham-Hants Gliding Championships.
    Author's Tame Otter.
    Sauna Bath.
    Royal Air Force Regatta, Marlow.

    01:32:48 - Title - 'Lasham-Hants Gliding Championships'. Hampshire.

    Various shots men putting finishing touches to their gliders. CU sign 'RAF GSA' (Royal Air Force Gliding and Soaring Association). Various shots men polishing gliders. Various shots men getting gliders out of trailers. MS assembling gliders whilst people watch. Various shots Sergeant Gough in his glider, MS as he takes off in a Skylark 3. Various shots as gliders take off and fly.

    01:34:30 - Title - 'Author's Tame Otter'. Kensington, London.

    MS as author Gavin Maxwell shaves over bath, pan down to pet otter playing in bath. MS as he jumps out. MS as he eats out of bowl next to bottle of milk. CU otter eating. MS Gavin writing at his desk, he throws paper into wastepaper basket which otter tips over and rolls around in. MS as Gavin picks up basket and paper. MS otter rolling about. MS Gavin writing at desk. MS otter nibbling milk bottle top, he then tips bottle over and milk pours out onto floor. MS Gavin looking round. CU otter drinking milk. MS Gavin with bucket and cloth mopping up milk. MS otter with nose in Gavin's shoes, he throws sock about. MS as Gavin takes otter over to settee. CU otter on floor going to sleep. (note: this could be missing story 'Pet Otter' in CP 077).

    01:36:18 - Title - 'Sauna bath'.

    Exterior MS 'Sauna Ltd', a woman walks up. CU as she enters. Interior showing names such as 'Oslo' and 'Helsinki' over cubicles. MS as dancer June Wilkinson emerges in bikini and walks along. MS as she is weighed beforehand. MS as she goes into shower and turns it on. Various shots of her having shower in her bikini. She steps out and goes into sauna. MS other girls in the sauna. CU showgirl Rosemary Phillips rubbing a birch switch on her body. CU's of the girls beginning to sweat in the sauna. MS woman throwing water onto stones to produce steam. MS June in shower again afterwards. Various shots as she gets a massage. Various shots girls relaxing eating and reading etc. afterwards. CU June being given drink, she raises her glass. (note: this could be missing story 'Sauna baths' in CP 080).

    01:39:14 - Title - 'Royal Air Force Regatta, Marlow'. Buckinghamshire.

    MS group of people gathered to watch rowing regatta between Benson and Cardington. MS bridge. CU member of rowing crew. MS crew putting boat into water. MS going to collect their oars. MS two men watching. MS junior fours starting off rowing, various shots as they row along river. CU cox timing them. Various shots of the race. MS Cranwell B winning fours. CU lady watching. MS senior sculls race starting between Spracklen of Medmenham and Heyward of Cardington. Various shots of the race and people watching. MS winner Spracklen coming in. MS the main race between Benson and Cardington. Various shots of the race. Cardington come in to win. MS's Mrs C E Chiltern presenting trophies, various shots people watching.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:37:00 / 01:42:22:00
    DOCS Astra Gazette number 1

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