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  • Short Summary

    Alan Cobham tests De Havilland Sea Plan in preparation for flight to Australia.

  • Description

    Rochester, Kent.

    Title: "26,000 Miles Flight. Mr. Alan J. Cobham - famous long distance Airman - makes successful test of De Havilland Seaplane in which he is to make flight from England to Australia and back".

    L/S of an sea plane sliding slowly down a slipway into the sea. C/U of Cobham (later Sir Alan Cobham) in the cockpit. Various shots of the plane taking off from and then landing on a lake / bay. M/S of the plane drifting along the water, a man stands on the landing floats, dipping a fishing net in the water.

    Cuts / out takes start 01:14:50. C/U of Cobham talking, might be giving a speech. L/S of crowd gathered around the plane. Otherwise cuts same as shots in edited bit of story.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    508.05
    Media URN:
    25866
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:45:00 / 01:17:34:00
    Canister:
    G 1307

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