• Short Summary

    Various shots of William Low's design for a Channel Tunnel.

  • Description

    Item title reads - That Channel Tunnel!

    M/S as a train enters a tunnel, it is filmed from the point of view of the front of the train. M/S of dogs going in and out of tunnels in a field. Various shots of ants in their tunnels including C/U. M/S of river Thames, various shots of cars driving through tunnel, and a train running through Grotta del Paradiso in Italy. Various shots of headlines and diagrams about the Channel Tunnel. Various shots of diagram of Channel, M/S of sea. Diagram of sea tram invented by Doctor Lacomme. Various diagrams of other projects such as a submarine driven boat, a submerged tube with towers above water, a stone tunnel with iron roof and a steel bridge.

    Various shots of William Low's design for a Channel Tunnel showing boring machines and how the tunnels connect. Photographs showing the Tunnel was started and workings are still there. They jokingly suggest the next thing could be a tube to Australia, a cartoon shows a man jumping down it, but momentum and gravity repeatedly pull him up and push him down until he has to be blown up with a missile!

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:04:00 / 01:05:14:00
    PT 320

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