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TO ATTEMPT CHANNEL SWIM

To Attempt Channel Swim (1921)

We see distance swimmer Mrs Arthur Hamilton in the sea and on the shore...

GIRL'S GREAT CHANNEL SWIM

Girl's Great Channel Swim (1924)

American, Clarabelle Barratt, attempts to swim the Channel.

A MOTHER'S GALLANT BID FOR FORTUNE

A Mother's Gallant Bid For Fortune (1929)

Myrtle Huddlestone stays in water for 21 hours in her...

GRANDMOTHER CHANNEL SWIMMER

Grandmother Channel Swimmer (1925)

Grandmother Mrs E. Craven practices for her Channel swim in...

CHANNEL SWIMMERS MEMORIAL

Channel Swimmers Memorial (1925)

Memorial to Captain Webb is unveiled on occasion of 50th anniversary...

TO TEST THE CHANNEL

To Test The Channel (1926)

Miss Mille Grade practising at Dover for her cross Channel swim.

THE CHANNEL WINS version 1 of 2

The Channel Wins Version 1 Of 2 (1926)

Clarabelle Barratt's second Channel swim attempt fails due to...

CHANNEL SWIMMER

Channel Swimmer (1920)

The daughter of a Baron makes an attempt to swim the Channel.

FEMININE PICTORIALITIES NO. 37 - SOME SWIMMER!

Feminine Pictorialities No. 37 - Some Swimmer! (1934)

Austrian swimmer Emma Faber shows us her...

CADETS SAVED FROM SINKING KETCH

Cadets Saved From Sinking Ketch (1956)

Students of the Southampton Navigation school rescued from...

BATTLE OF FLOWERS

Battle Of Flowers (1956)

Jersey goes gay at its annual carnival.

HELICOPTERS FOR CONVOYS

Helicopters For Convoys (1951)

Helicopters checking for submarines ahead of convoy.

US TOTS FOR CHANNEL SWIM

Us Tots For Channel Swim (1951)

American children have immigration problems when they arrive in London...

BATTLE OF FLOWERS

Battle Of Flowers (1961)

Colour shot of group of flowers.

TUNNEL OR BRIDGE?

Tunnel Or Bridge? (1961)

Pathe shows both sides of the Tunnel or Bridge argument over crossing the...

NEW FERRY

New Ferry (1967)

A look at the new ferry called 'Dragon' which will carry out cross-Channel runs. London.

JERSEY - HONEYMOONERS

Jersey - Honeymooners (1968)

Honeymoon couples on Channel Island of Jersey, to avoid high taxes.

OAK SHIPS

Oak Ships (1949)

Good footage of a large oak fishing vessel under construction at Rock Channel shipyard.

SHIP'S FASHION PARADE

Ship's Fashion Parade (1949)

Footage of fashion parade on ship, models show off latest designs in...

THE CHANNEL SEASON

The Channel Season (1929)

Aimee Pfanner crosses the English Channel on "hydro cycle".

CHANNEL SWIMMERS

Channel Swimmers (1949)

American swimmer Shirley May France fails to make it across the English Channel.

SEAL SWIMS CHANNEL

Seal Swims Channel (1949)

Americans tow a seal across the English Channel.

AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS 'EAGLE'

Aircraft Carrier HMS 'eagle' (1952)

Firebrands and Avengers on aircraft carrier HMS 'Eagle'.

BALLOON ACROSS CHANNEL

Balloon Across Channel (1963)

Two Frenchmen attempt to cross English Channel in balloon.

CHANNEL SWIM

Channel Swim (1959)

Item showing people swimming the English Channel.

THE CHANNEL TUNNEL

The Channel Tunnel (1957)

Bleriot plane taking off and in flight over Channel, and people waving...

CHANNEL TUNNEL FRENCH SIDE

Channel Tunnel French Side (1957)

Steamer 'Twickenham ferry', document of tunnel agreement, man...

BATTLE OF FLOWERS TITLE SHOT

Battle Of Flowers Title Shot (1960-1969)

Four full-screen shots of flowers, mainly roses and carnations.

THE 'GOLDEN ARROW'

The 'golden Arrow' (1961)

The 'Golden Arrow' train pulls out of Dover station in Kent. Colour item.

FRENCH CHANNEL TUNNEL SURVEY UNDER WAY - DOVER

French Channel Tunnel Survey Under Way - Dover (1965)

Investigations undertaken for channel...

AMERICAN TRANSPORT WRECKED

American Transport Wrecked (1917)

Shipwreck of the USA transport ship 'Summer' off coast of Jersey,...

GIRLS GREAT CHANNEL SWIM aka GIRL'S GREAT CHANNEL SWIM

Girls Great Channel Swim AKA Girl's Great Channel Swim (1926)

Clarabelle Barratt's attempt to...

CHANNEL WATER SKIER

Channel Water Skier (1955)

Aleks Wozniak wants to cross the English Channel on skis.

KEN DODD - SWIMMING COACH

Ken Dodd - Swimming Coach (1963)

Comedian Ken Dodd demonstrates some novel ways to train Channel...

£2,000,000,000 DEBT CONVERSION - BIGGEST OPERATION IN WORLD'S HISTORY

£2,000,000,000 Debt Conversion - Biggest Operation In World's History (1932)

Debt conversion...

THE RIVIERA RIVALLED

The Riviera Rivalled (1930)

Footage of the annual Battle of the Flowers in St. Helier, Jersey.

JERSEY BATTLE OF FLOWERS

Jersey Battle Of Flowers (1937)

Traditional annual battle of flowers at Jersey.

CAMERA INTERVIEWS - MRS ARTHUR HAMILTON THE SWIMMER

Camera Interviews - Mrs Arthur Hamilton The Swimmer (1922)

Fetching swimsuits are modelled by Mrs...

CAMERA INTERVIEWS - MRS ARTHUR HAMILTON THE SWIMMER

Camera Interviews - Mrs Arthur Hamilton The Swimmer (1922)

Fetching swimsuits are modelled by Mrs...

RAIDS ON PARIS

Raids On Paris (1943)

Free French Air Force uses British Bostons to raid Paris.

THEY SWOOP TO CONQUER

They Swoop To Conquer (1943)

American Bostons raid steel works in France.

RODNEY SHELLS ALDERNEY

Rodney Shells Alderney (1944)

HMS Rodney shells German occupied Channel Island of Alderney.

GENERAL SIKORSKI DECORATES POLISH NAVAL HEROES

General Sikorski Decorates Polish Naval Heroes (1941)

General Sikorski, Polish Prime Minister,...

WELL DONE MOTHER

Well Done Mother (1926)

Mrs. Corson becomes instant celebrity having been only second woman to swim...

CHANNEL SWIM SKIT

Channel Swim Skit (1926)

Odd item showing fancy dress high-jinks at Cookham Regatta.

TRUDY'S WELCOME HOME

Trudy's Welcome Home (1926)

Channel swimmer, Gertrude Ederle, is welcomed back to New York with ticker...

FOR HIS  SICK MOTHERS SAKE

For His Sick Mothers Sake (1927)

Swimmers in California tackle the cold waters for prize money.

A WONDERFUL WELCOME

A Wonderful Welcome (1927)

Young swimmer, George Young, receives a huge welcome home.

CHANNEL SWIM SEASON IS WITH US AGAIN

Channel Swim Season Is With Us Again (1927)

Story about cross channel swimmers.

H.M.S. NELSON

HMS Nelson (1927)

The battleship, H.M.S. Nelson is seen in the channel.