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