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  • Short Summary

    Lieutenant Colonel Sir Bernard Freyburg, V.C. just misses swimming Channel by 1/4 of a mile.

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    416.08
    Media URN:
    19715
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:49:00 / 01:23:40:00
    Canister:
    G 1214

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