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Learning about the Oceans


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
31 Jan 1963
Date submitted
28 Jan 1963
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Learning about the Oceans
  2. 2Training for the National
  3. 3Lolly for a Laugh
  4. 4See Them on Show
  5. 5Stars of the Stage


Story No. within this Issue
1 / 5
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Learning About the Oceans. DESCRIPTION: Discovery, the new research ship, is a complete self-contained laboratory with equipment facilities for all branches of oceanic research. In May, she’ll be off to the Arabian Sea to take part in an international programme aimed at finding out about the currents. And here is another way of exploring the sea down below: a tube, 150 feet long, will enable Frenchman Yves Cousteau to have a look at the sea bed between Nice and Corsica from really close quarters. SHOTLIST: Key scene. GV Discovery. CU man working at oscilloscope. CU man places camera in container. Man fits flash unit (2 shots). MS line of bottles. CU bottle placed on rack. MCU tanks. CU dish. MCU diagram of fish. MS man inspects squid. CU man looking at radar screen. MCU man looking at chart. LS Tower Bridge. GV Discovery. GV Floating Island (in Nice). CU pan down diagram of ship. GV ship. (The Discovery is the new research ship).
Ships and boats; Science and technology; Exploration and explorers
France; Nice; Pool of London
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James Humphries
Leslie Mitchell
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