• Short Summary

    A Dutch ship stuck under Westminster Bridge, the launch of two new destroyers, the "flying fleas" baby aircraft from France and Germany and the last flight of Will Rogers and Wiley Post.

  • Description

    Westminster Bridge, London - Vickers Armstrong Yard, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
    Lympne Aerodrome. - United States of America (USA).

    WS. across the River Thames to Westminster Bridge with bow of the Dutch cargo boat "Democrat" sticking out from underneath. WS. from the river showing the cargo boat wedged under Westminster Bridge. WS. from on top of the bridge with onlookers and the stern of the boat visible. LS. from the stern side of the boat stuck under the Bridge. WS. cargo boat. LS. from the river as the "Democrat" waits for the tide to go down.

    Barrow-in-Furness: Launching of two destroyers: WS. showing destroyers on the slipway side by side. WS. crowd. WS. as the "Greyhound" slips into the water. MS. the bow of the "Greyhound" on slipway. LS. Lady Maureen Stanley who christened the ship. WS. the "Greyhound" now sitting in water. WS. Crowd. WS. HMS Griffin showing the now empty berth where the "Greyhound" was. WS. bow of the "Griffin" as the bottle of champagne breaks against side and the ship starts down the slipway. WS. "Griffin" now in water. WS. dignitaries on dais. WS. Destroyer in water with small rowing boats around it.

    Waterloo Station: Royal Marines in London: WS. Royal Marines Military band marching. WS. High Angle as the Marines cross a bridge on their way to take up sentry duty at Buckingham Palace and the Bank of England for the first time. WS. the band marching through central London. WS. high angle as the band finish crossing the bridge.
    Lympne Aerodrome: Baby French Plane: WS. a tiny French single seater aeroplane, pilot spins the propellor and then runs round to take the controls. This is part of demonstration for the Under Secretary of State for Air, Sir Philip Sassoon. Pan as the plane taxi's for take off. WS. plane flying a few feet above ground. WS. Baby aeroplane in flight alongside another aeroplane. WS. Plane comes in to land. LS. the plane lands and taxis over. LS. pilot climbing out. MS. Owner and designer Henri Mignet tells audience the details including is price £70.

    Germany: The Flying Flea: WS. the flying flea being wheeled out. CU. the engineers name painted on the plane's body also visible is a Swastika. LS. a member of the flight crew filling the plane with fuel. MS. the pilot spinning the propellor. MS. the pilot climbing in to his cockpit. WS. the plane taxiing. WS. the plane flying a few feet above the ground. WS. the cameraman's plane starts to turn for take off with the flea in the background. WS. the flea in flight.

    United States of America: Pictures of personality Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post leaving in a seaplane from an unknown aerodrome. The plane crashed killing both and these are the last pictures before the crash. WS. a tractor pulling the sea plane out from the hanger. WS. Will Rogers and Wiley Post milling around the aircraft. MS. the plane being prepared. MS. Will Rogers and Wiley Post. WS. the sea plane taxiing. WS. the plane taking off as the plane rises from the water the commentary says "and so oblivious of what is to come, they go to their death" WS. the plane flies back over the camera.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:30:00 / 01:07:02:00

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