• Short Summary

    THE LONE BRITISH MARINER, SIR FRANCIS CHICHESTER, ROUNDED CAPE HORN INTO THE ATLANTIC TODAY (TUESDAY), HIS TINY, STORM-BATTERED KETCH POUNDED BY HUGE WAVES WHIPPED UP BY 100 MILE (160 KM) AN HOUR WINDS.

  • Description


    LIBRARY SCENES OF PUERTO WILLIAMS NAVAL BASE, RADAR EQUIPMENT AND RADIO MAST; TECHNICIAN AT CONTROLS OF RECEIVER IN PUNTA ARENAS RADIO STATION, WITH CHICHESTER'S VOICE EMERGING AND TELEVISION REPORTER ANSWERING, WITH SOUND ON FILM: LIBRARY SCENES OF THE CAPE HORN AREA, OVERLOOKING THE SEA, WITH NATURAL SOUND OF RADIO SIGNALS.



    TRANSCRIPT: CHICHESTER'S VOICE: "BUENOS AIRES, BUENOS AIRES, BUENOS AIRES, GYPOSY MOTH, GYPSY MOTH, GYPSY MOTH, I HEAR YOU CALLING ME, I HEAR YOU CALLING ME. CAN YOU READ ME, CAN YOU READ ME. OVER."



    REPORTER'S VOICE: "GYPSY MOTH, GYPSY MOTH, GYPSY MOTH, THIS IS MURRY SEARLE CALLING YOU FROM PUNTA ARENAS, NOT BUENOS AIRES. I READ YOU VERY WELL. OVER."




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    Background: THE LONE BRITISH MARINER, SIR FRANCIS CHICHESTER, ROUNDED CAPE HORN INTO THE ATLANTIC TODAY (TUESDAY), HIS TINY, STORM-BATTERED KETCH POUNDED BY HUGE WAVES WHIPPED UP BY 100 MILE (160 KM) AN HOUR WINDS. A BRITISH TELEVISION REPORTER SPOKE TO SIR FRANCIS BY RADIO FROM A CHILEAN RADIO STATION AT PUNTA ARENAS ON FRIDAY AS SIR FRANCIS NEARED THE HORN.

    FIRST NEWS THAT THE 65-YEAR-OLD MARINER HAD ROUNDED THE TREACHEROUS CAPE GRAVEYARD OF COUNTLESS SAILING SHIPS CAME FROM A PRIVATE AIRLINE PILOT WHO SPOTTED THE SILVER AND WHITE KETCH RUNNING BEFORE NEAR HURRICANE FORCE WINDS UNDER A SINGLE TINY SAIL, WITH THE BRITISH FRIOZTE "H.M.S. PROTECTOR" SHADOWING HER ABOUT A HALF A MILE BEHIND.

    AT THE PUNTA ARENAS RADIO STATION, A BRITISH TELEVISION REPORTER SPOKE WITH SIR FRANCIS OVER THE RADIO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7S0FSOMDHWOQBDLVGDLVP31R2
    Media URN:
    VLVA7S0FSOMDHWOQBDLVGDLVP31R2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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