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Forest Giants Fall to Australian Axes


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British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
26 Jan 1933
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Irish Free State Goes to the Polls
  2. 2Jim Londos Retains His Wrestling Title
  3. 3Captain Hope Abandons Search for Hinkler
  4. 4Forest Giants Fall to Australian Axes
  5. 5Skating Enthusiasts Seize Opportunity
  6. 6Grand Prix of Nice in Won in a Canter


Story No. within this Issue
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MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Forest Giants Fall to Australians Axes. DESCRIPTION: Mighty Karri trees are cut down at Pemberton, New South Wales, and put on rail for report. SHOTLIST: Panning shot from bottom of tree to top. Close shot of two men with axes and two natives sawing at base of trees. Close shot of saw cut gradually widening as tree falls. Close shot of men cutting up tree trunks, same being loaded onto train. Shot from one truck of train following loaded with trunks. Shot of engine moving through trees hauling log trucks. Lav 771 (178ft) longer version: Man climbs the tree and starts hacking at trunk. Top of tree falls and workers hack at the base. Tree falls and shot of log on truck on rails. Log placed onto base under cutter. Close shot of cutter going through the wood. Planks of wood being cut from the trunks. Planks going through lumberland on train. Sound: music.
Business and commerce; Forestry
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