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    Flight Lieutenant D'Arcy Greig reaches highest speed yet in an aeroplane. Calshot, Hampshire.

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    Item title reads - 319 1/2 miles an hour! Flight Lieutenant D'Arcy Greig reaches highest speed ever flown and wins for Britain honour of building world's fastest aeroplane. Calshot, Hampshire.

    Intertitle - 'The Pathe Gazette leaves nothing to chance! For 43 days our cameraman waited at Calshot to obtain these history making pictures.' L/S as the aeroplane taxis over the sea. M/S as Greig is carried up the ramp and applauded. C/U profile of him talking. L/S of the aeroplane

    Various shots of the aeroplane on land. M/S of Greig in the pilot's seat, various shots as the propellor turns. M/S as it speeds across the water before taking off. L/S as it passes the 'Aquitania' ship, L/S as the aeroplane takes off. Various shots of Greig in pilot's seat. L/S as the aeroplane flies through the air. M/S as it is wheeled out of the hangar. M/S of him stood in front of it. C/U of him in Royal Air Force uniform. M/S as he climbs into pilot's seat.

    M/S of aeroplane taxiing across water. M/S as he climbs out when the boat is on the water, someone carries him to shore on their shoulders. M/S of him in aeroplane again, it is pushed out and speeds off over the water. Various shots of men pushing it. M/S as it is wheeled into the sea and pulled along by a boat. Various shots of the aeroplane in action. M/S as Greig is given three cheers by fellow airmen. L/S of aeroplane flying and on the water. M/S of Greig stood up in it, he steps out and is carried across to shore again. Various shots of him, he laughs. Various shots of the aeroplane on the sea and at take off.

    Note: the latter part of this item appears to be cuts.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:40:00 / 01:56:25:00
    G 1553

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