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  • Short Summary

    French lighthouse is a warning to aircraft rather than seacraft.

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    "No stormy waves beat upon its base, for this is an air beacon built on top of Mont Afrique, near Dijon, Central France..." L/S of the strange looking lighthouse. A man walks around the side of a platform half way up the lighthouse.

    "Two thousand feet above sea level, it stands, a guide to night aeroplanes..." Man climbs right up onto the roof - looks scary. "Eight great multiple lenses and countless prisms are used to concentrate the light into rays..." C/U of lighthouse keeper checking the light. The light turns.

    "And this flashing light - one thousand million candle power - is visible in clear air up to three hundred miles." L/S of the light as it turns in the darkness. Closer shot of the turning light. C/U low angle of the turning light. The keeper is visible standing on the platform as it turns.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 634.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:06:00 / 01:02:25:00
    EP 265

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