• Short Summary

    Video Roll Title: Miss Gleitze starts North Channel swim: 58ft

    (Note - Mercedes Gleitze was the first British woman to swim successfully across the English channel in 1927 wearing a waterproof Rolex watch. )

    The 1928 attempt to swim the Irish channel was one of third attempts Gleitze made in that year.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION

    CAPTION - BRAVO MERCEDES - MISS GLEITZE STARTING HER PLUCKY BUT UNSUCCESFUL SWIM FROM DONAGHADEE ACROSS THE IRISH CHANNEL

    Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland

    Crowd , Mercede Gleitze posing in dress with men in military uniform . Mercedes Gleitze in swimming costume puting her long hair up for bathing cap (she may be wearing a Rolex watch) / posing and wading into sea towards support rowing boat / another view of Gleitze posing with soldiers/ Gleitze posing in swimming costume for camera / boats near shore /women on beach
    Background: Video Roll Title: Miss Gleitze starts North Channel swim: 58ft

    (Note - Mercedes Gleitze was the first British woman to swim successfully across the English channel in 1927 wearing a waterproof Rolex watch. )

    The 1928 attempt to swim the Irish channel was one of third attempts Gleitze made in that year.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA38SDPRRJREFB04UF9ZK3484MT
    Media URN:
    VLVA38SDPRRJREFB04UF9ZK3484MT
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1928
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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