• Short Summary

    Greta the chimp at Vienna Zoo, a tea clipper in Table Bay, South Africa and a seaplane carrying letters leaves San Francisco for China.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Caught by the camera".

    Various locations of events.

    Various shots of Greta the Chimpanzee at Vienna Zoo, Austria. She walks around inside a glasshouse (? conservatory?) with her trainer and plays with a movie camera.

    In Table Bay, Cape Town in South Africa we see the Peterson, an old tea clipper ship, on her way out to China. M/Ss of the Captain posing beside the wheel of the ship and the crew - they look like a bit of a motley bunch!

    In San Francisco, United States of America, we see men sitting at tables, putting stamps on airmail letters and sorting mail by hand before it is put into large sacks (seems to be the mail department of a large company). L/S of a seaplane taking off from the ocean on the way to China; low angle shot of the giant plane flying overhead. Aerial shots from the aeroplane as it flies over the coast.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:56:00 / 02:00:06:00
    PT 299

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