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    M/S of aeroplane taxiing on the ground, M/S of a woman climbing out of it in mid air.

    Intertitle - 'Standing on top of a 'plane with just a couple of wires to steady yourself by, is not the kind of job for any girl with weak nerves'.

    M/S of her balanced on the wings being held on by wires, M/S from behind her of the ground below. M/S of the woman walking along with a group of people and entering a building, the doors are shut behind her.

    Note: the soundtrack to this item is missing, the film is unidentified, it could relate to the story 'Bravo Jean' about pilot Jean Batten in 36/83 on *PM0895*

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:00:00 / 01:35:32:00
    36/83 ?
    Sort Number:
    36/083 ?
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    I think this footage shows tow completely different women.

    I can't comment on the first 19 seconds of material, but the footage from 0:21 onwards shows Jean Batten arriving at Croydon on 29 April 1935, having just completed a solo flight from Australia to England.

  2. jamied says

    Confirming my earlier supposition that there are two separate pieces of film here, the first 19 seconds of footage come from clip 948.05, about a young aerial stuntwoman.

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