The Rocket

United Kingdom, 1954

Film
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Illustrates the progress of the rocket from a Chinese firecracker, through various 17th century inspirations for space travel, to its applications today. Shows scenes of Britain’s rocket research establishments; points out the part played rockets in World War II., and describes some American post-war experiments in rocket development.

Credits

director

William Pollard

producer

Anthony Gilkison

production company

Rayant Pictures

Associated British-Pathe

Language

English

Duration

00:17:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28014

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Rockets - History

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Rockets (Aeronautics)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Rockets - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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