• Short Summary

    First ever pictures of an actual operation in Italy's ceaseless war against smugglers.

  • Description

    Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy.

    AV. Ship seen from above. SV. Customs men in conference over a map. CU. Officer gets report, leaves desk. CU. Officer's hand tracing on map. SCU. Crew entering helicopter. CU. Back of pilot. SCU. Helicopter taking off. Shot from ground looking up to helicopter. Shot from helicopter, harbour. Shot from helicopter, destroyer leaving harbour. SCU. Destroyer passing camera leaving harbour. CU. Officer on destroyer looking through binoculars. CU. Pilot speaking through mike. GS. From helicopter, smugglers' vessel & SCU. Shot from another plane, helicopter going towards smugglers' vessel. Shot from customs vessel with machine gun in foreground. CU. Officer at ship's wheel. GS. Smugglers' vessel, helicopter flying round. SCU. Smugglers' vessel from helicopter. SCU. From helicopter, destroyer or customs launch working towards smugglers' vessel as smugglers try to abandon their contraband, GS. Shot from plane looking down at helicopter circling, smugglers and launch tied alongside. CU. Officers embarking on smugglers' launch. SCU. Customs officers searching crew. CU. Customs officer searching crew. CU. Customs officers searching crew. CU. Customs officer searching parcels and taking cigarettes out. CU. Crew being escorted from vessel. Shot from helicopter, launch and smugglers vessel.

    (Lav.) (Orig B)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:10:00 / 01:13:30:00

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