• Short Summary

    Metal detectors being used in civilian life - in timber yard and by road builders.

  • Description

    Dartington, Devon.

    L/S of logs being delivered to timber yard. M/S of timber on ropes being lowered to ground. C/U of man adjusting metal detector. L/S of man using detector to find war shrapnel lodged in bark of log from continent. The man marks bad spot. Various shots of another man removing shrapnel from log using axe. C/U of shrapnel. M/S of log being taken to mill. C/U of mill worker. L/S of log entering mill. C/U of workmen. C/U of log approaching saw. C/U of log being sawn.

    Location of events unknown.

    Various shots two men using metal detector on road surface, they are trying to find a manhole that was accidentally tarmacked over. C/U of road. More shots men using detector. The detector starts to beep. C/U of two workmen sitting at road side. The man with the metal detector calls them over. The work men use pick axes to smash roadside and uncover manhole cover.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:33:00 / 01:55:17:00
    NP 195

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