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    Cap Gris Nez., France: SV Ted May at Cap Gris Nez looking at compass. CU Ted May. CU Box of food showing slices of cake & bottles of rum etc., SV Ted May & another preparing float. SV Ted May being greased ready for swim. CU Ditto. SV Ted May at water's edge, walks into water with float at night. LV Ted May disappearing into the darkness. 106ft



    FADE. GV Shakespeare cliff, Dover, & rough sea. GV Rough sea. LV Pan Ted May's brother, Albert, Mrs. May & her daughter Pat walking along quay. SCU Trio looking out to sea in howling gale. GV Rough water breaking around jetty. TV Dover lifeboat tied up in pen after giving up search. BV May trio looking out to sea. CU Pan Albert, Pat May & Mrs. May. GV Rough sea breaking near jetty.



    ENGLAND: LONE SWIMMER LOST. Cap Gris Nez:- Ted May enters water at 5 a.m. in attempt to swim Channel unaccompanied. Dover:- Wife and members of family keep watch. (He is father of nine children) Dover, England GV Shakespeare Cliff, Dover and rough sea. GV Rough sea. LV Pan Ted May's Brother, Albert, Mrs. May & her daughter Pat walking along quay. SCU Trio looking out to sea in howling gale. GV Rough water breaking around jetty. TV Dover lifeboat tied up at pen after giving up search. BV May trio looking out to sea. CU Pan Albert, May, Pat May & Mrs. May. GV Rough sea breaking over jetty.



    Personalities - Sport; Domestic Life; Disasters and Accidents; Great Britain; France




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    Cap Gris Nez

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    Film ID:
    VLVA533QBLZDYKLVVUB7W3ML7JHCP
    Media URN:
    VLVA533QBLZDYKLVVUB7W3ML7JHCP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1954
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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