SKYWAY AMBULANCE

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Places:

  • Glasgow
  • Outer Hebrides
  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Healthcare
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • ELDER, John C

Series:

  • Junior activity films

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: SKYWAY AMBULANCE

Reference number: 1269

Date: 1947

Sponsor: GB Instructional Ltd.

Production company: Junior Activity Films

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 9.47 mins

Description: A boy becomes ill during a visit to the Western Isles, the air ambulance is called and the boy is taken quickly to a hospital in Glasgow.

Credits: p. John C. Elder

Shotlist: Credits (0.21); I went on my holidays to one of the Western Isles (0.26); General shots on a ship (0.37); Wide shot from the island of the ship (0.54); Shots of crofts and small houses (1.05); Expecting to spend my time ... (1.09); Two men fishing from rowing boat, brief shots of two cyclists and two girls running into the sea (1.34); ...or climbing with my brother (1.39); Shots of two men climbing (1.42) - but - (1.45); Shot of the boy in bed and a woman taking his temperature; woman makes a phone call (3.01); Doctor examining the boy (3.16); The doctor decided I must be rushed to a mainland hospital and radioed for a plane (3.25); Exterior shot of a radio station and shot of radio operator. c/u of written 'Duty Slip' recording radio messages (3.57); Shot of pilots looking at a map of Scotland; c/u one traces their route with a finger (4.24); Bi-plane takes off from Renfrew airport (4.36); I don't remember anything of the journey to the landing field (4.43) Plane G-AGUB lands and shots of the boy being carried to the plane; Ints. ambulance plane and shots as it takes off (5.33); In the plane I was able to watch the clouds floating past and glimpse the ground far below (5.45); Aerial shots from the plane; ints plane pilot writing in log; sick boy looking out, nurse sitting next to him (7.00); Ambulance van leaves hospital and drives along city streets (7.12); Shots as the plane and the ambulance arrive at the airport (6.22); m/s boy is carried to ambulance; gvs ambulance drives from the airport through city streets to the Southern General hospital in Govan, Glasgow (8.39); A few days later, the danger was past and I was able to sit up (8.57); Exterior shot of the hospital and shots of the boy speaking to a nurse, sitting in a hospital bed (9.47)