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  • Short Summary

    18 year old girl, 'Laddie' Sharp, swims the Channel in 14 hours 58 minutes.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "18 year-old Girl Channel Conquerer! [sic] - Miss "Laddie" Sharp swims Channel in remarkable time of 14 hrs. 58 mins. ...just failing to beat Miss Ederle's record."

    Dover, Kent.

    Various shots of Laddie Sharp swimming the Channel. She is helped out of the water and wrapped in a towel - she looks exhausted and freezing cold, but manages to plant a kiss on the cheek of a man in swimming togs - her trainer or father?

    Wearing a hat and coat, Laddie is helped up some steps to the quayside, where a cheering crowd greets her. M/S of Laddie (looking a bit warmer!) with a group of people.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    740.20
    Media URN:
    35036
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:04:00 / 01:32:12:00
    Canister:
    G 1532

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  1. jmelrudy says

    That\'s my Great Grand Mum!

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