• Short Summary

    Aeroplane taking airmail on new link to Australia.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: NEW AIRMAIL FOR EMPIRE Direct links with Australia. Two tons of mail soar skywards as Air Minister gives good send-off to new postal service.

    ENGLAND: Croydon: Gen. view of crowd in Hangar. Semi view and cu. of Lord Londonderry talking. Top view, semi view and cu. of Post Master, Sir Kingsley Wood stamping letters. Long view of the plane Hengist being pulled out of hangar. Semi view of Hengist out of Hangar. Long view pan. Hengist taking off 2 semi air views and long air view of Hengist on way to Australia.

    Sound Effects: Lord Londonderry Inaugurates service and mentions Xmas Mail being sent. Off-stage voice describes Sir Kingsley Wood representing the Post Office & stamping letters. Off-stage voice talks about the Hengist. Loud noise of plane taking off.

    Aviation; British Empire; Communications; Lord Londonderry; Personalities - Politicians; Great Britain
    Background: Aeroplane taking airmail on new link to Australia.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZFV45LNJL168RILSNSB5SIV
    Media URN:
    VLVACZFV45LNJL168RILSNSB5SIV
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1934
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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