• Short Summary

    Air Minister and Postmaster General inaugurate world's longest and cheapest air mail service.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: One and a half d Air Mail to Australia

    ENGLAND: Southampton:
    Gen. view airliner 'Calypso' G-AEUA at landing stage. Semi view Sir John Reith arrives. Gen. view crowd. Semi view Reith talks. Semi view Wood talks & hands/letter to Major Tryon. CU post bag pan up to Tryon. Semi view Tryon puts letter in bag. CU labels on mailbags. Gen. view & CU mail lowered to landing stage. Long view mail into Calypso. Gen. views (3) of airliner Calypso off & in air.

    ORIG.NEG.

    Sound Effects. Reith introduces Kingsley Wood. Kingsley Wood says that very soon these airmail services will seem the most natural thing in the world, & hands letters to Tryon.

    Personalities - Politicians; Aviation; Communications; George C Tryon, 1st Baron Tryon (1872-1941), Sir Kingsley Wood (1881-1943), Great Britain
    Background: Air Minister and Postmaster General inaugurate world's longest and cheapest air mail service.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA89G1NQLOGNVVVDBM9OU10BOTO
    Media URN:
    VLVA89G1NQLOGNVVVDBM9OU10BOTO
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1938
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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