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  • Short Summary

    Diagrams and film footage are used to explain how prisms are used in periscopes and telescopic devices.

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    Good educational film on how periscopes, telescopes and other such devices work.

    Full titles read: "LOOKING ROUND THE CORNER !"

    Diagrammatic M/S's of how light can be bent around corners. A drawing of a policeman is seen deflecting rays of light from a candle. The rays of light move upwards and another policeman points the light away in the opposite direction. The diagrams then go on to explain how this is the basic principle of how Prisms are used to bend light in a device known as 'Seebackroscope' (The device is similar in principle to a periscope).

    M/S and C/U's of a man holding a small telescopic device to his eye. Circular mask shot of a woman pulling up her stockings. M/S's of a woman looking through a pair of binoculars and a telescope. Diagrammatic shots of a cross section of the two devices to explain how they work. L/S's of a periscope on a submarine followed by a diagram of the positioning of the prisms inside the device. High angle shots of the coronation of King George V and of thousands of people using periscopes in the crowd to get a better view of the royal procession.

    M/S's of two women wearing old fashioned clothes with large bonnets on their heads. M/S of a periscope type camera attached to the top of a small hut. The two women walk inside the hut and look through the lens of the camera at a man and woman cuddling on a cliff top. Diagrammatic shot showing how the device works.

    M/S's of a woman using a kaleidoscope. C/U's of the images inside. M/S's of a young woman being used in a cine-kaleidescope. Their are various kaleidoscopic visuals of her legs arms and head.

    Note: There is no track for this item. However, paperwork exists for the story with a printout of the commentary.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:24:00 / 01:25:43:00
    PT 412

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