Lieutenant Colonel Sir Bernard Freyburg, V.C. just misses swimming Channel by 1/4 of a mile.
FREYBERG, LIEUTENANT COLONEL SIR BERNARD V.C. The famous V.C. fails to swim the Channel by only 1/4 mile, after being in the water 17 hours. English Channel.
M/S of Sir Bernard in the water, he is filmed from a boat alongside. M/S of another man swimming with him, M/S of Sir Bernard struggling through the water looking tired. Various shots of a rowing boat next to a big boat with the swimmers in-between. M/S as a man leans over the boat and puts something in Sir Bernard's mouth. M/S as he swims again. M/S as he hangs onto the side of the boat with the other man supporting him in the water. M/S as he is lifted into the boat, he sits up and they prepare to transfer him onto the bigger boat.