• Short Summary

    Various spying gadgets revealed to the public.

  • Description

    Bad Godesburg, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany (Western Germany).

    GV. & SV. People walking about in street. Angle shot, traffic lights. SV. & GTV. German people crossing street.

    CU. Table in a cafe - a cup being placed on saucer and a cigarette on an ashtray, hand on the left of the screen takes out a half cardboard mat from wallet and slides it to the centre of the table. At the same time a hand on the right of the screen comes into picture and slides the other section of the mat. CU. The two half mats meeting and joining. Hand comes into picture and slides the completed mat off table. CU. Matchbox being opened and a hand takes out a half button slides it across table to join up with the other half button. CU. Completed button.

    Angle shot, sign "Federal Criminal Investigation Centre". CU. A man's shaving kit in case opened up. A hand takes out a shaving brush unscrews the top and reveals notes (money) packed inside the handle of the shaving brush. CU. Taking the notes out of the handle of the shaving brush. CU. Model of a wooden stag, another camouflaged hiding place. The model stag is removed revealing a camera in its place. CU. Minute camera camouflaged in the base. CU. Fountain pen laying on table, hand picks it up and unscrews the top. A miniature microscope is taken out from the centre of the pen. CU. Hand holding the miniature microscope. CU. An ordinary sized stamp folded back revealing small dot on the paper. CU. Out of focus writing, it improves and the writing can be seen. Photographs of writing reduced to the size of a pinpoint can be made readable with the help of a magnifying glass. SV. & LV. Pan, people walking about German street. GV. German town.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:19:00 / 01:42:46:00

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