Weybridge World Fliers 1921

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Item title reads - World Fliers. Tribute to British workmanship. Sirs Ross and Keith Smith thank workmen who built the Vicker's Vimy on which they flew to Australia. Weybridge, Surrey.

L/S as they both get up on the platform, people wave and cheer. The audience listens as they talk, they tip...

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Cataloguer:
Emma
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Silent
Media URN:
22150
Sort Number:
G 0749
Time in/Out:
01:46:39:00 / 01:47:43:00
Canister:
G 749
Film ID:
228.45
Issue Date:
24/02/1921

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  • Despite the title card, "Vicker's Vimy" should read Vickers Vimy.

    The event seen here took place on 21 February 1921. A period magazine report of it appears in the right-hand paragraph here......

    www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/vie
    w/1921/1921 - 0151.html

    Sadly, Sir Ross Smith died in an air crash just over a year later, in April 1922.

    jamied 18th May 2012

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