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  • Short Summary

    Woman demonstrates a new diving suit - bizarre.

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    Eve tries a new lifesaving suit.

    M/S of a woman and a man run along a pier putting two small suitcases down on the wooden slats. The suitcases are marked "SOS" and when they are opened reveal two lifesaving suits. The man and the woman put on the suits. They put them on very quickly over their clothes. They look very strange - there is a balaclava style helmet with two large porthole affairs for the eyes. Straps are buckled. C/U of the air pipe through which breath is taken into the suit. Person inside the suit turns around so that we can see the back of the suit. It looks as though it has been inflated. Man pulls off the helmet to show the breathing pipe in his mouth.

    Four people dressed in the suits run to the edge of the pier then jump off into the water. Various shots of them jumping in. Low angle shot of the liner "Leonardo Da Vinci". Divers jump off. M/S of the strangely suited people floating in the water. Another person jumps off the ship in the suit.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 463.

    Note: quite bizarre images - weird antiquated diving suit.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:37:00 / 01:05:15:00
    EP 186

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