Atlantic 'kon-Tiki' Arrives 1956

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    Falmouth, Cornwall.

    After drifting across Atlantic for 87 days (from Nova Scotia) raft L'Egare the Second with three people and two cats finally arrive to Falmouth. GV. Raft floating out in the harbour, & NS. SV. Top view, masts and logs lashed together. SV. Raft cabin with cat sitting on sacking alongside. CU. One of the cats named Pov (French for flee). SV. Towards, three Frenchmen walking towards on way to immigration office, & SV. Pan. CU. Gaston Vanackeer smiling. CU. Bearded skipper Henry Beaudot. The third crew member is Marc Modena. CU. Name on door H. M. Customs and Excise. SV. Back view, three men walking into the custom's office. GV. People looking at the raft now high and dry in the harbour. CU. Pan, partly torn flags of Quebec, Great Britain and Nova Scotia flying from the top mast. GV. Top shot, the raft. SV. Logs lashed together carrying the improvised rudder, pan down to end of rudder. CU. Rudder. SV. Compass in box. CU. Compass in box. SV. The other kitten poking its head out of sacking - hand holding plate of food to it, & CU. SV. Fishing spear. CU. Three fishing tools. SV. Showing how the logs are lashed together, & CU. GV. British Sailors' Society Hostel. CU. Name over doorway. CU. Gaston Vanackeer, pan to Marc Modena. CU. Henry Beaudot. SV. Raft floating in the sea.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    32107
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    597.28
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:58:00 / 01:35:42:00
    Canister:
    56/68
    Sort Number:
    56/068
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