• Short Summary

    Canberra bomber sets aviation record - a double Atlantic crossing in one day from Lancashire.

  • Description

    Canberra twin-jet bomber's Atlantic record crossing, Warton, Lancashire.

    LV. Canberra on aerodrome. SV. Walking towards, left to right, Flt-Lt. P. Hillwood, Wing-Cmdr. Beamont and Sq-Ldr. Watson, navigator. CU. Wing-Cmdr. Beamont. CU. Flt-Lt. Hillwood. CU. Sq-Ldr. Watson.

    LV. Canberra being fuelled. SV. Man operating paraffin gauges. SV. Crew getting into plane. GV. Pan, Canberra taking off. GV. Plane flying away from camera in clouds. LV. Towards and plane, Canberra flying low over aerodrome and past camera. CU. Canberra taxiing in to camera and past.

    SCU. Wing-Cmdr. Beamont at microphone (7ft. for lead-in before he speaks). SCU. Wing-Cmdr. Beamont speaks: NATURAL SOUND "Well, it was an interesting experience. We had breakfast at Aldergrove in Ireland, and lunch in Newfoundland and tea back in Ireland." (Comb. Neg.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    26.44
    Media URN:
    27413
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:30:00 / 01:32:48:00
    Canister:
    52/71

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