• Short Summary

    The Smith Brothers arrive in Dartmouth having sailed the Atlantic in a small yacht.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The 'Smith' Touch - Brothers Cross Atlantic In Yacht".

    Dartmouth, Devon.

    CU Smith brothers in stern of yacht. Camera tracks back to MV of men in yacht.

    SV Smith brothers in stern of yacht. VS of them being greeted by small boats in the harbour and being towed into port. VS of crowds watching.

    SV Stanley Smith handing letter over to Mayor of Dartmouth. CU Stanley speaking. Stanley speaking. 'Your Worship, the good people of Dartmouth, thank you very much for this astonishing and wonderful reception. My brother and I have had, as we expected, a very rough time of it. (Pan to CU of Colin and back to Stanley). Some days were pretty good and we enjoyed them but other times, well we should have liked to have been anywhere else.' Voice over says 'When did that happen?'. CU Stanley '.....when my brother fell overboard.' 'Where did that happen'? 'That happened about a day off from Ireland. We sighted Ireland the following day and I'd gone to a lot of trouble to cook up a beautiful lunch and handed it out to my brother who was at the helm and he sat up on the deck and suddenly we had a jibe when he wasn't looking, (Ah, getaway - from brother), tried to catch the main sheet as it swung over and went overboard with that and the lunch and a fork. We only had two forks aboard anyway and that left us with one fork.' 'And the food with it?' 'And the food went overboard too.'

    Question asked to Colin: SV Colin Smith. 'Well, how do you feel in yourselves both of you now?' Colin: 'Very pleased at having done it myself.' 'Are you going back across the Atlantic in the same craft?' CU Stan: 'No, we've had enough of it for one season.'

    MS of cheering crowd. SV Stanley and Colin being Chaired and cheered.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:23:00 / 01:37:07:00

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