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  • Short Summary

    Myrtle Huddlestone stays in water for 21 hours in her attempt to swim the English Channel and raise money for her son's education.

  • Description

    Item title reads - A mother's gallant bid for fortune to raise funds for her son's education - 32 year old Mrs Myrtle Huddlestone stays in water 21 hours - in brave attempt to swim Channel. Dover, Kent.

    M/S as Mrs Huddlestone's ample proportions are covered with grease. M/S as she is helped down to the water's edge, she steps carefully into the sea. M/S as she has more grease rubbed on her feet in the water. Various shots as she swims away from the white cliffs. She is occasionally given something to eat from a man sailing next to her in a small boat. C/U of her on shore again, she smiles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    802.23
    Media URN:
    18605
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:57:00 / 01:44:09:00
    Canister:
    G 1643

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