• Short Summary

    Old and abandoned cars are collected and taken to scrap heap in Reading, Berkshire.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Rust in peace.

    Car dumps, Reading, Berkshire.

    Camera pans across old car dump. M/S wrecked cars. Various shots as car drives along road, pan to wrecked car left in field. C/U broken windscreen, pan to passenger seat. C/U large sign for temporary car park. Camera pans to cars in car park. M/S as man gets out of car, kicks the door and walks away. M/S dumped cars laying about in field, pan to more wrecked cars dumped in yard. C/U crane lifting car and lowering it onto lorry. M/S children watching. C/U another old Austin car being lifted by crane. M/S of a mother and two children watching. L/S lorry dumping old car into field. C/U dumped car. Various shots of more old cars in field.

    C/U police sign, pan up to cars off a main road having ten year spot test. Various shots as cars are tested by police and mechanics. M/S as old Austin 7 car drives along road. C/U of the police officer examining an Insurance Certificate of a driver. M/S as man driving Austin 7 sticks his head out of window then turns the car sharply away across the road. M/S as it speeds through woods with smoke belching out from exhaust. L/S second hand cars lined up for sale. C/U writing on windscreen "Still Going 50/-d. with engine", C/U writing on another windscreen "To Let 7/6d". Various shots of the cars. A man picks up explosives from case and fixes them into engine of his car then closes bonnet. C/U lighting fuse. C/U putting another explosive on driving seat with fuse burning. L/S view of car as man runs to take shelter, the car blows up. M/S man watching from basement of house as he is surrounded by bits of his car. C/U as he looks up with expression of great surprise. Trick camera shot shows car being assembled again. C/U as man falls back into basement.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:47:00 / 01:49:47:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "A man picks up explosives from case and fixes them into engine of his car" - this section of the clip is taken from the earlier, 1962 clip with the number 2671.01.

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