• Short Summary

    A look at how customs officers in France and Belgium search for contraband.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Kweer Kontinental Kustomers!

    M/S of a boat and an aeroplane making their way to France. Various shots of customs officials checking bags. M/S of officers searching people and vehicles at Franco-Belgian frontier for smuggled tobacco. They check big lorry and search its driver before it is allowed to go through. M/S as they search people, even shoes are scrutinised and a packet is found in one of them.

    M/S as a car ignores signals by officers to stop, they throw a cable then a spike down to block its path. There is a pram inside which has a false bottom full of tobacco. M/S as an officer checks a bicycle's handlebars and bell. They find tobacco hidden in the tyres. M/S as they search food and drink of workers crossing the border. M/S of river Lise (?) in Belgium, men coming ashore are searched. Officers walk along with a dog, they camp out in the open and watch for smugglers during the night. M/S as officers search children's satchels for contraband. One boy sticks his tongue out at the camera.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:50:00 / 01:18:32:00
    PT 377

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