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  • Short Summary

    Hopes for the Channel link renewed in England and France.

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    France and England.

    MCU. Bowler hatted man reading paper with Houses of Parliament in background. MCU. Frenchmen reading paper with Eiffel Tower in background. CU. Newspaper headlines about tunnel - in French. MS. Man in small office looks at first plans for tunnel. Aerial view of Dover cliffs in 1905. MS. Bleriot with his aircraft. Various shots of a man swimming Channel. MS. Man on motor ski crossing Channel. LS. Hovercraft beaching. MV. Rough sea breaking over sea wall. MS. London bus in fog. LS. Channel mail ship in dock. Various shots of the passengers carrying cases on quay. LV. Channel ferry arriving stern first in dock. MS. Gendarme directing traffic. Various shots of the cars and people queuing up at car ferry. Various shots of the British car coming off British air ferry plane. MS. Pile of folders on table. MS. Mr Harold Harding for Britain and Mr Rene Malcor for France seated at table. CU. Animated drawing of a possible Channel tunnel. Various shots of Rotary boring machine which would do digging being demonstrated. MS. Working model with moving train of French entrance to tunnel. GV. Channel car ferry boat "Compiegne" being launched. Various shots of the cars being loaded onto train and taken across land. MS. Gendarme directing traffic in Paris. LV. Arc de Triomph. Angle shot, looking up Big Ben. LV. Houses of Parliament at dusk with river in foreground.


    Date found in the old record - 23/09/1963.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:42:00 / 01:13:49:00
    UN 3799 A

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