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  • Short Summary

    Building work on Britain's biggest wireless Station.

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    Rugby, Warwickshire.

    Title: "RUGBY RADIO STATION. Rapid progress is being made with Britain's biggest wireless Station".

    L/S of an old farmhouse with a very tall radio mast next to it, tilt up to show length of mast.

    Intertitle: "3,000 miles of wire are used in the stays alone".

    Low angled shot looking up the mast, two men are doing maintenance work on a platform, tilt down to show the base of the mast.

    Intertitle: "Eight 820 ft. Masts (twice as high as St. Paul's) are already erected".

    L/S of a mast, several men do construction work around it, tilt up to show length of mast. M/S of three men doing repair work half way up the mast. Low angled shot looking up the middle of the mast, three men work above the camera, suspended on ropes.

    Intertitle: "Experts climb to the top in 35 minutes! (Our Cameraman, after getting half way, said, 'Only an expert could do it at all!!')".

    M/S of three men half way up the mast, two are doing repair work, one is operating a movie camera. Top shot looking down at the ground from the mast. More shots of the two men being filmed doing repair work. Low angled shot looking up the inside of the mast. Various shots of the enormous metal cables anchoring the mast to the ground.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:48:00 / 01:28:06:00
    G 1147

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