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  • Short Summary

    Mercedes Gleitze attempts a channel swim.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " A Splendid Failure. Miss Mercedes Gleitze had to give up 6 miles from shore after being in water 11 hrs. in heroic "swim of honour." "

    Folkestone, Kent

    C/U of Miss Mercedes Gleitze talking to camera. Drying her face with a towel whilst sitting in a boat. She has her hair plaited in twists on the side of her head. C/U of her in an oilskin coat receiving a congratulatory kiss from another woman dressed in a similar raincoat. C/U of Miss Gleitze.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    702.37
    Media URN:
    33452
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:22:00 / 01:56:11:00
    Canister:
    G 1444

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