• Short Summary

    Swimmers Mercedes Gleitze and Millie Hudson fail in attempt to swim the Straits of Gibraltar.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Perserverance. Mercedes Gleitze makes her second attempt to swim the Straits of Gibraltar. At 2 a.m. the plucky swimmer prepares for her task - aided by a searchlight

    MOROCCO: Tangier:
    EXT AT NIGHT
    Swimmer Mercedes Gleitze being greased up before swim and illuminated by a searchlight / Gleitze into water

    SLATE INFORMATION: At the break of dawn. After nearly 12 hours the swimmer's advisers decide that further progress is impossible

    Straits of Gibraltar:
    DAY
    Advisers to Gleitze on board support ship / Gleitze in the water

    SLATE INFORMATION: Within a mile of success Miss Gleitze is taken from the water

    Rowing boats carrying Gleitze and members of her support team along / Gleitze on board support ship and going down below

    SLATE INFORMATION: On the way back to Tangier the party encounters Miss M. Hudson who later abandoned the attempt

    Support ship of swimmer Millie Hudson / Hudson swimming next to support ship / support ship
    Background: Swimmers Mercedes Gleitze and Millie Hudson fail in attempt to swim the Straits of Gibraltar.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2614JDED6ADA20V4XR8YCVF8X
    Media URN:
    VLVA2614JDED6ADA20V4XR8YCVF8X
    Group:
    Reuters - Empire News Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1928
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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