• Short Summary

    American aviators Dick Merrill and Harry Richman leave Wales and land in Croydon to refuel.

  • Description

    Item title missing, paperwork reads - The Big Hop. Daring flight from New York.

    Wales, and Croydon, London.

    M/S of the aeroplane "Lady Peace" in a field in Wales, they are surrounded by people. M/S of aviators Harry Richman and Dick Merrill stood in front of it. M/S of young boys walking through fields. M/S of a boy sat on the wing. C/U of the two aviators together. M/S of farmers pulling down fences so 'plane can have longer run, M/S as people stand around the aeroplane with their umbrellas up. M/S of it heading towards the camera then taking off. Various shots as it flies.

    M/S as it lands at Croydon and taxis while people run up to it. M/S of the men in the cockpit. M/S of the two of them stood in front of a microphone, Harry speaks first saying they are pleased to be at Croydon, Dick agrees, they say they will be returning to New York soon. They walk away and people applaud.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:27:00 / 01:25:20:00

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