• Short Summary

    Extracts from Gaumont Graphic's exclusive coverage of Sir Alan's trans-African Flight, Cairo to Cape Town.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: With Cobham to the Cape

    (NB: Some scrolling at top of clip)

    AFRICA: EGYPT: Cairo / SOUTH AFRICA: Cape Town:
    Bush native marvels at 'The silver Bird' while Sir Alan Cobham (pioneer of long distance aviation) and his companions refresh themselves.

    Garden Party given by British in Egypt in the intrepid aviator's honour.

    AAir Views / Aerials of Cairo and the Pyramids.

    Aerial views of mountains and desert.

    Nomad tribesmen look at Sir Alan's aeroplane with awe and interest.

    Sudanese workmen dig by the Nile. Sir Alan and friends give them a hand.

    African village. The expedition in greeted and Ceremonial Dances performed.

    Aerial views of high waterfall and forest.

    Repairing a strut in a village. Traditional methods used. The English men watch with trepidation.

    Lady Cobham plays Golf while Sir Alan takes tea on the veldt.

    Arrival in Cape Colony. Huge crowd give the aeroplane an excited reception:
    Background: Extracts from Gaumont Graphic's exclusive coverage of Sir Alan's trans-African Flight, Cairo to Cape Town.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9XCXMLBPDNVB29XI4358GNVVN
    Media URN:
    VLVA9XCXMLBPDNVB29XI4358GNVVN
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1910
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:09:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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