• Short Summary

    Excellent story of women 'doing their bit' by making speedboats to be used in rescue work.

  • Description

    Titles read: "EVE GOES TO IT!"

    Somewhere in the south of England.

    Several shots of young women arriving at a large country house and reporting to a supervisor woman. Commentator explains that they have come to this powerboat training centre to learn how to make speedboats. The girls are taught by a man in a classroom about different kinds of bolts and screws. Good C/Us of the girls; they all wear berets and dungarees.

    They are then seen in a workshop, working on parts for the boats. Good shots of a woman in goggles using a blowtorch for welding as commentator says "some of them can handle a blowtorch as expertly as a man". Various shots of women working on the construction of the 16 ft dinghies (speedboats) that are "used mainly in rescue work" - girls using screwdrivers and drills, sanding down wood boring holes and so on.

    Pan across a large group of women standing outside the country house; some of the girls look very young. Brief shots of a line of speedboats being driven over a lake - by men!

    Note: excellent footage of women 'doing their bit' by taking over the jobs of fighting men.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:03:00 / 01:28:23:00
    PT 564

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