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  • Short Summary

    American pilots attempting to fly around the world land in Croydon.

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    Croydon, London.

    Title: "U.S. WORLD FLIERS ... HERE. Air Ministry Officials and large crowd of Anglo-Americans greet Americans on arrival".

    L/S of a biplane coming into land on a field. M/S of a crowd of people rushing to greet the American World Fliers pilots as the plane comes to a halt, in the background another plane lands. M/S, looking over the heads of the crowd, of the pilots leaning out of the cockpit to shake hands with various well-wishers. C/U of the pilots standing on the wings bending down to shake the hands of people in the crowd. M/S of the three biplanes with crowds of well-wishers around them. Panning C/U of a line of pilots relaxing and smoking beside an aeroplane.

    Intertitle: "Mrs. Maclaren ... wife of Britain's World Flier, was present to greet them".

    C/U of Mrs. M. shaking hands with pilots beside the plane.

    Intertitle: "In July, the U.S. World Fliers ... their journey nearly accomplished ... landed at Croydon".

    M/S of a biplane taxiing slowly through a crowd. M/S of the pilots getting out of the cockpit to shake hands with their supporters.

    Note: For more stories about the American World Fliers please see records for AMERICAN WORLD FLIGHT - G 1071, DO IT YOURSELF - G 1106, GOOD LUCK GO WITH YOU - G 1108 and AMERICAN WORLD FLIERS - G 1103. AH 2000.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:40:00 / 01:18:53:00
    G 1104

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