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  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    A Sikorsky S-51 helicopter and jet plane speed postal delivery from London to Paris.

    M/S the jet 'plane (Gloster Meteor VII) taxiing in at Orly Airport. M/S's crowd around 'plane. M/S Sikorsky helicopter revolving. C/U taking off on the last stage of the journey from Orly to Paris. L/S Meteor taxiing in. M/S Meteor with helicopter alongside. M/S as letter is handed over. M/S as helicopter takes off. M/S Meteor taxiing away.

    M/S Meteor surrounded by crowds. M/S helicopter landing at L'Hôtel National des Invalides, Paris. M/S rear view helicopter landing. M/S helicopter's propellors stopping. C/U as letter is handed over. M/S a representative of the Mayor of Paris speaking into microphone and receiving letter. M/S crowd round helicopter.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:06:00 / 01:43:09:00
    UN 2001 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 2001 C
  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration Religion & Politics
    Meteors Gloster Meteor
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The Gloster Meteor carries the Registration Number G-AKPK.

    The helicopter is a Sikorsky S-51, Reg. No. G-AJHW. (This craft also appears in clip 2246.15).

    "Invalides" is L'Hôtel National des Invalides.

  2. British Pathé says

    Much appreciated. Apologies it took us so long to respond!

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