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    Nice story about total eclipse of the sun in Florence, Italy.

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    How Italy saw the Eclipse. Florence.

    L/S Pan before dawn showing the River Arno in Florence, there are lights on a bridge. L/S Pan from clock tower showing the sky getting lighter to street where a few people are moving to vantage points early. L/S Looking out across the river showing the sun just rising from hills in background. L/S People walking in street, sky is still lightening. M/S Pan, people gathered to watch the eclipse standing behind barriers. M/S Observatory, the sky now quite light. M/S Interior man moving telescope into position.

    C/U End of telescope moving and facing out of observation porthole. C/U Gadget rigged at the viewing end of the telescope, operator focuses the telescope so that the sun's image is projected onto card. C/U Sun's image on card. M/S River Arno with the sun above the eclipse having just started. M/S Chickens going back into their house. C/U Alsatian dog with very cowed expression, he starts to move away.

    L/S The sun, the eclipse is now more than half. M/S People watching through dark glass. C/U Man watching through dark glass. L/S Sun, the eclipse nearly total. C/U Boy looking through dark glass. L/S The sun, the eclipse is now total. L/S River Arno now in complete darkness, lights showing from buildings. L/S Sun, the moon is now moving on second half of the eclipse and the sky lightens very slightly. C/U Alsatian dog wearing dark glasses.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:35:00 / 01:06:42:00

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