• Short Summary

    Operation "Big Breakfast" - great egg breaking and frying to feed thousands of people breakfast.

  • Description

    Skegness, Lincolnshire or Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

    C/U shot of a hand breaking an egg and dropping it into fryer (masses of eggs frying already). M/S of two chefs breaking eggs. Two piles of large cartons filled with eggs are placed next to them. Tilt to two waste bins full of egg shells.

    When five thousand people want an egg for breakfast, egg breaking burgeons into an art. This is the case in the Skegness holiday camp in Bognor where chefs have to fry thousands of eggs every morning to feed hungry holidaymakers.

    "Which would you sooner be - the crowing cockerel or the humble hen who produces the goods?" - asks the narrator.

    Succession of shots demonstrating the grand scale of the operation: C/U shot of hands breaking the eggs, C/U shot of the face of one of the chefs concentrating on his work, C/U on the pile of eggshells growing rapidly, C/U on the hand scooping fried eggs out and placing them on a tray. Tray is placed on the rack and the eggs are ready to be served.

    Note: This is most probably one of the Butlin's (Butlins) Holiday Camps. File information suggests the two possibilities and is unclear which of the two is correct. According to some documents found in file, this is a holiday camp in Skegness and according to other documents, the camp is in Bognor Regis. Both places have Butlin's Holiday Camps.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:36:00 / 01:13:24:00
    CP 404

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