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  • Short Summary

    Speeding cars with Major Segrave and women with small caravan towed by a motorcycle.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Tennis. probably the most popular summer outdoor game today -".

    LS quick shot of mixed doubles tennis match being played.

    MS of group of young men and women cycling along country road. Travel shot from front of car travelling at speed along road. (May be speeded up). The car has to slow down for various obstructions. Quick shot of seagull bird in flight.

    Intertitle reads: "- machines of enormous speed invaded the birds' domain -". VS of biplanes flying in race over race course.

    Intertitle reads: "Blinding along at over 200 miles an hour the God of Speed seemed nearer when Man evolved these flying projectiles -". MS of plane in flight.

    Intertitle reads: "And on the earth below, Man aimed to rival the flyers above - eating up the roads -". More travel shots from car speeding along country road. MS of driver - probably Major HOD Segrave.

    Intertitle reads: "Nothing demonstrates the improvement in modern cars more than this fast run on a bumpy road - under Major Segrave's expert hand the car holds the road in a way unknown a few years ago". More travel shots from car. CU of feet on pedals in car. More speeding car shots.

    VS town women driving motorcycle and side car tow a small mobile caravan onto a field - Windsor Castle is in the background. They park up by the river. The three young women cook over an open fire. Nice shot of girls lying in the back of the caravan and chatting to their friend. They pack up and ride off.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. May be connected with (Speed Film) items.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:18:00 / 01:11:14:00

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