• Short Summary

    Campbell Black flies to Cairo, the "Southern Cross" goes into retirement, Queen Wilhelmina starts her holiday in Scotland and the Forward Challenge Cup on Lake Windermere.

  • Description

    Unknown aerodrome, London. - Richmond, Australia. - Deal, Kent
    Crieff, Scotland. - Lake Windermere, Cumbria.

    WS. Campbell Black's twin seater plane taxiing as he prepares to fly to Cairo non stop in first stage of a trip that will take him to Cape town and back in a long weekend. WS. Lady Fielding about to christen the plane when she is interrupted by a young girl handing a Bouquet of flowers she then turns and christens the plane "Boomerang". WS. As everyone toasts the plane with a glass of champagne including Black's wife actress Florence Desmond. MS. Campbell Black explaining the trip he is about to make. WS. Mechanic starting the engine. LS. Black kissing is wife goodbye as his navigator McArthur settles in to his seat. CU. Campbell Black seated in the plane. WS. Black closing the cockpit cover. WS. Plane taxiing before take off. The trip was unsuccessful only managing to complete the first stage of the trip to Cairo. WS. Campbell Black his wife and the navigator standing at the plane whilst he chats to the press. MS. Black kissing is wife he then climbs into the cockpit. This last shot as an addition and was not included in the original story.

    Australia: LS. Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith at the controls of the "Southern Cross" which having completed 400,000 miles is to be handed over to the Australian nation. Air to Air the "Southern Cross" in flight with two other planes. LS. Air to Air "Southern Cross" the historic plane that completed the first flight from Europe to New York and a record flight from Australia to England. WS. from the ground of the "Southern Cross" and other planes in flight. WS. The "Southern Cross" landing at New South Wales where the plane will remain. MS. Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith formally handing over the plane to the Australian people.

    Deal: WS. Man introducing Eva Morrison, an American woman who plans to become the first woman to swim the channel from England to France. MS. Miss Morrison. MS. Eva talking to camera another man asks her to do some more training and she turns and heads off. WS. Eva Morrison walking into the sea. MS. Eva in training for cross channel attempt. CU. Eva Morrison swimming. MS. Eva Morrison taking a drink.

    Crieff: Queen Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands / Holland on holiday in Scotland with her daughter Juliana they are accompanied by the Dutch Minister. LS. The Queen leaving the station. LS. The Queen's car leaving Crieff station on it's way to the little town of St Philins? WS. The hotel where the queen will be staying. MS. The Queen going into the hotel there is a small welcoming party for them. WS. The hotel set in the hills. WS. Queen Wilhelmina and Princess Juliana on the lawn.

    Lake Windermere: WS. Yachts sailing on Lake Windermere WS. Yachts taking part in the forward challenge cup. CU. Yacht taking part in the race. MS. Yacht racing. WS. Yachts. Various WS's showing the race in progress.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:56:00 / 01:50:47:00

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