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    A look at how rockets are powered.

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    People push a giant model of Guy Fawkes into an upright position. Various shots of a firework display. A woman fires a pistol to show the recoil. Various diagrams show how rockets are powered. Various shots of jet propulsion plane, congreve rocket and rocket shell. Various novels show rockets going to the moon. An experiment to send a jet powered aeroplane to the moon fails as it falls on the ground just beyond the launching platform. A man lights a small rocket but doesn't get out of the way before it explodes. A diagram shows what could be the spaceship of the future. Various cartoons show rockets and stars before turning into a sketch of the next item - Mervyn Saunders.

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    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:29:00 / 01:15:10:00
    NSP 307

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  1. Unknown user says

    This clip is amazing. I first saw it a few weeks ago and just as it was about to finish, there was a reference to my late father, "a singer who has rocketed in to fame". I am now hunting through Pathe to see if I can find any more clips that feature Mervyn Saunders.
    Thank you so much.

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