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  • Short Summary

    Mixed material about the winning of the 1931 Schneider Trophy seaplane race.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Calshot. Britain is supreme in the Air. Flight-Lt Boothman wins Schneider Trophy outright for Britain at an average speed of 340.6 mph."

    Calshot, Hampshire.

    A seaplane speeds across water.

    Unidentified man applauded on British Naval vessel.

    Shots of speed boats racing.

    CU of pilot speaking to naval men.

    Pilot - presumably Flight Lieutenant Boothman raised shoulder high after his victory. Boothman is cheered.

    Intertitle reads: "then Flt. Lt. Stainforth went up and shattered the world's record averaging over 378 miles per hour."

    Shots of seaplane close to beach. The pilot is carried, piggy back style, to the beach. As he walks up the beach his wife brings his pet dogs to meet him. He chats to journalists as he walks.

    Three shot of RAF pilots.

    Shots of a seaplane being pushed out to the water.

    N.B. This item is mixed up & makes little. Misfiled as 31/57. Similar material to 867.10.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    859.21
    Media URN:
    12511
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:24:00 / 01:39:49:00
    Canister:
    31/75

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