A typist from London is forced to give up her cross-Channel swim.
Full title reads: "The Channel wins again. Miss Mercedes Gleitze, the young London typist, makes brave show at sixth attempt - covering 19 miles in 5 hours before giving up".
C/U of Mercedes sitting on beach in front of beach hut, a young woman helps to rub grease onto Mercedes' bare legs. We then see the woman help Mercedes tuck her long hair into her swimming cap. Two more women join them, Mercedes shakes hands with the first woman.
L/S, taken from boat at sea, of Mercedes swimming away from shore. A crowd of people wave at her from the beach.
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