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  • Short Summary

    Captain Spencer tests out new triple parachute, invented by Colonel Holt, with great success.

  • Description

    Item title reads - A test of faith. Captain Spencer proves his belief in Colonel Holt's new triple parachute by diving head first from aeroplane 1500 feet up - and lands as lightly as a bird. Stag Lane Aerodrome, London.

    M/S as Captain Spencer has the parachute strapped to his back with some difficulty. M/S as people check the straps. M/S as he heads for the aeroplane and climbs in, he is handed a bag. M/S of him in the aeroplane. M/S as it taxis off.

    Intertitle - 'watch him jump!' L/S of the aeroplane flying high, M/S as Captain Spencer climbs out and lets go, his parachutes open, there are two small ones and one big one all attached. We see various shots as he heads downwards. M/S as he lands on the ground, the camera flies over, he stands up and waves to the aeroplane.

    Intertitle - 'Colonel Holt - inventor - Captain Spencer - Parachutist - Captain Barnard - pilot.'

    M/S of the three men stood in a line, C/U of Captain Spencer smoking.

    Note: there is an orange tinted version of this item with the same title and footage which includes black and white cuts in G 1244 on *PM0432*.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:16:00 / 01:17:46:00
    G 1224

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