• Short Summary

    Scientists study glacier to see if weather is getting warmer whilst snowbound Britain suffers.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Is world getting warmer?

    Arctic. Various shots as an aeroplane flies over the white glaciers in the Canadian Arctic. Two scientists from McGill university walk towards the glaciers to study meteorological conditions. M/S glacier with mountains in background. M/S as one man gets out of his tent. M/S about to check conditions, C/U instruments. Various shots as they record any changes in the glacier. Various shots as plane takes off and we see men inside, and glacier below.

    Intertitle - 'London'. Various shots as children throw snowballs at each other with Buckingham palace in the background. L/S snow scene, trees covered with snow. M/S mini reversing in snow, M/S cars driving slowly down slushy road. Various shots of the snow in Bristol as cars drive through. M/S as others dig their paths out. M/S cars covered in snow. C/U as snowplough pushes piles of snow along the road in County Wicklow, Southern Ireland. L/S person walking up road. M/S's of bus and coach in drift, others pull a car out of a drift. M/S people carrying loaves of bread through the snow. C/U baker's feet sliding into the snow, pan up to loaves in his arms. Various shots as truck drives through and farmers throw hay to the cattle in the snow covered fields. L/S and C/U cattle eating. M/S sheep and lamb in snow. L/S cows. C/U skid chains, various shots as men make them. M/S car skidding along, C/U wheel. M/S electricity wires down. L/S and C/U snowplough. M/S washing frozen solid, a woman sticks it in the ground. M/S signpost pointing to Barnstaple, Braunton and Ilfracombe. L/S field of sheep. L/S R.A.F. helicopters in field ready to take supplies to moorland farmers. M/S Flight Lieutenant Webster with Pathe cameraman Ken Goddard about to take off. L/S farmers in field. Various shots as Ken looks out on snow covered land below. The helicopter crashes but no one is hurt (we do not see this). M/S showing crashed 'copter in field, M/S broken tail fin. M/S Webster. L/S Ken filming it. M/S Barnstaple train station, men brush snow off the tracks. They point from signal box as train passes through. Various shots as people brush away the slush during the thaw. M/S people at bus stop, car drives past and splashes them all.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:37:00 / 01:28:03:00

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