• Short Summary

    Colour item about first flight from London to Japan, stopping in Anchorage, Alaska.

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    Title: "Special".

    Polar Flight - first BOAC flight from London to Japan, stopping off in Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America (USA). Colour item.

    Various shots BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) jet airliner taking off from London Airport. M/S pilots in cockpit of aeroplane. C/U controls. M/S passengers. Good shot of airborne plane. C/U navigator. M/S passenger looking out of porthole. Aerial shot of mountains from plane. Various shots Japanese air hostess serving dinner to passengers. Various shots plane flying over mountains, we see Mount McKinley (sp.?). M/S plane navigator plotting course. More shots of plane in flight. Various shots hostess handing out certificates to passengers to prove they have flown over the North Pole. M/S in cockpit.

    Various shots aeroplane landing in Anchorage. Various shots of "Welcome to Anchorage" sign with tomahawks on. Various L/Ss of city. Various shots of motor sledges, a man gets onto snow mobile and rides off. Various shots of huskies being hitched up to traditional sleigh. We see the huskies run off, pulling the sleigh behind them. L/S plane taking off from Anchorage.

    M/S of hostess talking to pilots in cockpit. Aerial shots mountains. L/S sunset from plane, looking over wing of aeroplane. Various shots of Japanese city at night - good shots of neon lights and signs flashing (could be Osaka or Tokyo, unclear from commentary).

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:16:00 / 01:24:49:00

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