• Short Summary

    Soldiers are prepared for tropical postings at Medical Research Council Laboratories.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Troops in Hot Box".

    Hampstead, London.

    Tests to prepare soldiers going to tropical postings. Panning shot soldiers going into the Medical Research Council Laboratories, zoom into C/U of sign reading "Medical Research Council Laboratories".

    Interior. The soldiers, now wearing just shorts and a number tag round their necks, walk towards camera sit down. One of the lab assistants takes a lead from the wall and passes it to one of the soldiers who puts it in his mouth. C/U soldiers putting lead into his mouth which takes a body temperatures. C/U technician watching. C/U computer. C/U men leave the room and unplugging their leads.

    M/S, looking through glass panel into the "hot box" (sauna), of the men plugging into their leads. C/U men. C/U of technician giving the ready sign. C/U dials on control panel. M/S men in the sauna, one of them wipes his face with a towel. M/S outside the hot box technician working.

    Various shots group of soldiers all seated around room in plastic suits, some are doing performance tests to see if brains are still alert in high temperatures.

    M/S soldiers leaving the laboratories after their tests and going into cold outdoors.

    Note: newspaper cutting on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:46:00 / 01:33:59:00

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