• Short Summary

    The Devon Spelaeological Society goes hunting for bats in caves at Buckfastleigh.

  • Description

    Bats - Spelaeological Society.

    Buckfastleigh, Devon.

    M/S's of men walking through woods with helmets, etc. on, they approach edge of caves. Various shots as they pull on overall, a man coils some rope. M/S woman sitting down and putting on miner's helmet. Various shots as they approach the cave and enter. A man holds up hand behind stalactite to show transparency. M/S stalactites. A woman walks across screen. M/S cameraman Stan Goozee waiting to get through hole. Various shots as they climb through small holes in the cave. C/U water dripping on stalagmite, the party walk into one cave from another. C/U stalactites. M/S man standing on rock looking at cave, M/S light panning across dark cave.

    M/S bat flying between rocks, three more follow. M/S man walking up narrow crevice to bat hanging on wall. M/S as man hands bat down to another member of party. C/U bat hanging on wall, it stretches its wings. M/S bat flying through crack in rock. C/U bat hanging upside down, a hand comes into the picture and pulls it down. Various shots as they measure the bat by holding its wings out against ruler. C/U man, pan down to his hand writing in book. C/U bat, a finger comes into frame and bat bites it. M/S of bat hanging from roof. M/S of the group weighing bats. C/U of a bat hanging on one side of scales. Various shots as the bats fly off through the rocks. C/U bat in hand - it finally flies off. M/S bats flying through the caves.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:53:00 / 01:07:12:00
    NP 331

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