• Short Summary

    Jimmy James wins the Aerial Derby and Dring Leslie Forestier-Walker escapes unhurt when his aeroplane crashes.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Aerial Derby. J.H. James - On Mars I, last to start and first back - wins, flying at 163 miles an hour. Hendon, Greater London.

    Various shots as the starting flag is waved and the aeroplanes taxi. L/S as they take off and various shots at they fly. Alan Butler flies in a Bristol 29.

    Intertitle - 'Mr. D.S. Forestier-Walker had a narrow escape'.
    M/S of a Sopwith Pup which has crashed nose down and is sticking out of the ground, people stand round it. M/S of the wheel and the wreckage, Dring Leslie Forestier-Walker climbs out and shakes hands with Jimmy James. C/U as he smokes a cigarette and talks to someone off camera.

    The trophy is presented to the winner, Jimmy James, and the crowd applauds him. He then puts the trophy down to receive another one.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    238.35
    Media URN:
    22389
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1921
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:07:00 / 01:43:46:00
    Canister:
    G 791

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The event took place on 16 July 1921.

    "J H James" is Jimmy James. His aircraft is a Gloster Mars I.

    The first plane seen taking off, at 0:21, is the Bristol 29 of Alan Butler.

    "D S Forestier_Walker" should read D L Forestier-Walker, (his name being Dring Leslie Forestier-Walker). The plane that he crashes is a Sopwith Pup, Reg. No. G-EAVX.

    "Forestier-Walker climbs out and shakes hands with a man" - actually, that's the race winner Jimmy James.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks jamied.

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