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Traffic Jam Testing (1963)

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Central London. Traffic scenes around Trafalgar Square (?). Crowthorne, Berkshire. Various L/Ss of lots of cars driving around what appears to be an air field. The field is dotted with observer towers - the purpose of the exercise is to determine ways of preventing traffic jams. M/S of two men looking at a clipboard. M/S of a man signalling to traffic with a red flag. M/S of two men filming the traffic with movie cameras. C/U of a man directing the traffic with his arms. L/S of a helicopter flying over. C/U of a man looking at a stopwatch. M/S of a van where the results are recorded. Inside the van a man takes data from a large computer. More London traffic scenes filmed around Regent's Street. Lots of good shots of a variety of cars and vans of the era. Cuts exist - please see separate record. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:237.03