A Mother's Gallant Bid For Fortune 1929

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    Item title reads - A mother's gallant bid for fortune to raise funds for her son's education - 32 year old Mrs Myrtle Huddlestone stays in water 21 hours - in brave attempt to swim Channel. Dover, Kent.

    M/S as Mrs Huddlestone's ample proportions are covered with grease. M/S as she is helped down to the water's edge, she steps carefully into the sea. M/S as she has more grease rubbed on her feet in the water. Various shots as she swims away from the white cliffs. She is occasionally given something to eat from a man sailing next to her in a small boat. C/U of her on shore again, she smiles.

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    British Pathé
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    01:41:57:00 / 01:44:09:00
    G 1643
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    G 1643
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    Mercedes Gleitze gallant mother Folkestone How to be a good parent, 1940s-60s
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