• Short Summary

    Video Roll Title: Departure of Captain Barnard for India

    In the 1930s Lympne Aerodrome was the starting point for several long distance record flights, including a solo one to Cape Town by the aviatrix Amy Johnson in 1932, and also ones by her later-to-be husband Jim Mollison.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Milestones: Duchess of Bedford arrives at Lympne to accompany Captain Barnard and Mr Alliott on "India-and-back-in-8-days' flight

    ENGLAND: Kent: Lympne:

    Mary du Caurroy, Duchess of Bedford alighting from plane, talking to Captain Barnard and Mr Alliott / Alliott and Barnard talking / Plane being prepared

    INTERTITLE: They took with them copies of Gaumont's wonderful film record of 1928 Derby

    Holding copies of the film / Close up of film container / Passing film to aviators in plane / Monoplane G-EBTS (Fokker F7A)

    INTERTITLE: Another record flight - in three hopes, "Southern Cross" does Honolulu to Australia and on to Fiji (3,200 miles) in 34 hours.

    Monoplane

    INTERTITLE: The crew:- Captain Kinsford-Smith (Australian) and C.J.P. Ulm (also British)

    Close ups of Kinsford-Smith and Ulm

    INTERTITLE: With H.W. Lyon and J. Warner (Americans)

    Crew posing / Monoplane taking off
    Background: Video Roll Title: Departure of Captain Barnard for India

    In the 1930s Lympne Aerodrome was the starting point for several long distance record flights, including a solo one to Cape Town by the aviatrix Amy Johnson in 1932, and also ones by her later-to-be husband Jim Mollison.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1OL5JB8BCPLNZV9XZMOMA488F
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OL5JB8BCPLNZV9XZMOMA488F
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1928
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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