Channel Swim Just Fails 1921

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Item title reads - Just fails to conquer the Channel - Mrs Arthur Hamilton, after record swim of 20 hours, gives up 3 miles from Deal. Kent.

M/S as she wades round a rowing boat containing a man and boy. She starts to swim and they row after her. C/U of her swimming the crawl and breaststroke....

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Cataloguer:
Emma
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Silent
Media URN:
22454
Sort Number:
G 0801
Time in/Out:
01:56:50:00 / 01:57:19:00
Canister:
G 801
Film ID:
240.54
Issue Date:
27/08/1921

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