• Short Summary

    Women show off their parachuting skills.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Parachutes In The News".

    Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset & Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

    GV King Alfred's School. GV Children in playing fields looking up. CU ditto. GV As Helen Flambert jumps from Auster plane and parachute opens. CU Helen's brother Hugh looking up. GV As Helen lands. LV Children running forwards. LV Helen standing near her collapsed parachute. CU As she takes her helmet off. LV Children standing round her. SV Helen with the headmaster. GV Int. At prize giving Children in hall applauding. SV Pan two boys walk onto stage to receive prize from Helen. CU As Helen presents girl with prize.

    Intertitle reads: "Abingdon".

    GV Int. Hangar at Abingdon where parachute training is taking place. SV Girls putting on sling harness. GV Three girls jumping off of platform and swinging in their harnesses. GV Elevated the girls swinging. SV Pressmen. AS Girl jumping from platform and landing as if from a parachute jump. AS Another girl doing same. SV Girls folding parachute. CU ditto. CU Pan ditto. GV Barrage balloons at Western on the green. GV Girls walk towards the cradle which will be swung under the barrage balloon and from which they will jump. CU Pan two of the girls. CU Another girl. GV The barrage balloon going up with the cradle suspended from it. GV From the cradle as the balloon goes up. GV The balloon with the cradle suspended from it. CU Girls in the cradle. CU One of the girls steps forward preparing to jump. AS The girl preparing to jump from the cradle. CU The girl jumps from the cradle. LV As the girl's chute opens. LV The girl making her descent. LV As the girl lands. SV Int. of the cradle as another girl jumps. LV The chute opens. GV Looking from one balloon to another, as another girl jumps. GV Girl descending. SV Girl landing. LV Another girl jumping from the balloon. GV The girl descending and land. SV Corporal Townsend rolling up her chute, after two successful jumps. CU ditto.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:09:00 / 01:54:27:00

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