• Short Summary

    New methods of survival are shown in a demonstration of the latest in sea survival gear.

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    Portland, Dorset.

    GV. HMS Plover at sea. SV. Sailors wearing life jackets - they are two take part in the survival exercise at sea. SCU. One of the sailors. SCU. Rating packing a survival pack, & SV. SCU. Two ratings. SV. Two sailors fastening down the waterproof covering of the survival pack. SV. Sailor jumping from the side of the ship into the sea. He lands and starts to swim towards the dinghy - men are to stay in dingy for 4 hours. SCU. Another sailor jumping into the sea. He hits the water and starts to swim towards dingy. SV. Another rating jumping over the side of the boat. He hits the water and starts swimming - man is pulled into dingy in the background. SV. Men in dinghy. SV. Men pushing survival pack over the side of the ship. It hits the water with a big splash. SV. Men in the dingy. SV. Men watching from deck. SV. First rating climbing back aboard the ship after being in the dingy for 4 hours. SV. He climbs aboard and walks past camera. SV. Another rating climbing aboard ship. SV. Rating, walking forward and sitting down to be given medical check. CU. Man sits down and doctor puts a thermometer into his mouth. CU. Man with thermometer in his mouth, pan to the doctor checking the man's pulse. SV. Doctor being handed a tot of rum, which he gives to a rating. SCU. The rating starts to drink the rum, he raises his glass and continues drinking.

    (Orig. Neg.)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:07:00 / 01:32:15:00

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