• Short Summary

    Sir Sefton Brancker and his pilot Alan Cobham return from their flight to India.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Record flight in British 'plane. Mr Alan Cobham, who has piloted Sir Sefton Brancker, on his 17,000 mile aerial survey to India and back returns. Croydon, Surrey.

    L/S of the aeroplane flying over houses, M/S as it lands and taxis. M/S as two men run across to it. M/S of Alan Cobham sitting on the side of the aeroplane from various angles, he shakes a man's hand. M/S of Sir Sefton Brancker and Alan Cobham stood with another man. C/U of Sir Sefton wearing a monocle and talking to the crowd. M/S of Alan and his wife stood together, he gives her a kiss and they walk off. C/U of Alan on his own.

    Intertitle - 'The de Havilland 50 with 230 h.p. Siddeley Puma engine, used unchanged throughout.'

    M/S of the aeroplane taxiing past the camera, there are more shots as Alan is congratulated, he unzips his jacket and takes his flying hat and goggles off. L/S of the crowd around him. M/S of Alan and Sir Sefton with the other man. C/U of Alan kissing his wife, M/S of him in the aeroplane. L/S of the aeroplane flying and coming into land. More shots as they shake hands and get out. M/S of them posing again. Alan takes off his flying gear and straightens himself up. M/S of him talking to another man. C/U of Alan being helped out of his flying outfit, C/U of his face. M/S of Sir Sefton talking to others and shaking hands. C/U of Sir Sefton, the camera pans across to Alan. A man, woman and dog walk across the airfield as the aeroplane comes into land, Alan jumps out and gives his wife a kiss. M/S of the two chatting, L/S of the crowd round him as he shakes hands.

    Note: the latter part of this story is made up of cuts.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:07:57:00
    G 1173

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