• Short Summary

    Aviator C.W.A. Scott and his co-pilot Campbell Black fly from Mildenhall to Australia.

  • Description

    Reel 1.

    Produced by Frederick Daniell. Recording by Herschells Melbourne. Cinematography by George D. Malcolm. A Reelcraft Production.

    Map of the world. Focus in on Europe. Lines are featured on the map linking London with Iraq, India, Singapore and Australia. A poster which reads: "Great Scott" and has a picture of a man in flying goggles is held against a person's body. Other men walk in front of the camera holding posters which say: "How Scott Landed" and another "Great Scott". They are headline posters for the Herald newspaper. C/U of front page of The Herald. Headline reads: "Scott Arrives at Darwin". An airport - people await the arrival of the aviators. Woman waits with a raincoat over her head. We see the plane in the air. Sound from here. The plane lands and cheers and applause are heard. (Cameraman can be heard saying: "Don't stand on the car please"!) Scott can be seen in the cockpit and the name "Grosvenor House" is visible on the nose of the plane. Crowds run to greet the aviators. Plane enters a hanger and the crowds crush around the entrance. Scott and his co-pilot climb out. Scott smokes drinks and chats to his wife (?). They climb back in to the cockpit. then look at a piece of paper. Shots of the crowd. Scott is carried on mens' shoulders. Scott and co-pilot climb into a biplane (different to the first). His wife and other dignitaries climb into a car. Procession at an Flemington racecourse in Melbourne. Australian voice over. C.W.A. Scott and Campbell Black acclaimed. The are received by the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sir Harold John Goose Smith (?).

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    Note: intermittent sound, some integral sound, some commentary.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:31:00 / 01:42:53:00

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