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  • Short Summary

    Austen (?) Chamberlain arrives by plane at Croydon airport and is met by his mother.

  • Description

    Chamberlain arrives at Croydon on visit to Mother.

    London.

    Statesman Austen Chamberlain filmed on arrival at Croydon airport. Shots of biplanes in sky; then aeroplane landing; & crowd gathers around as Chamberlain & pilot descend from plane. Chamberlain talking w/ mother; who also has a small boy with her. The Chamberlains & rest of crowd walk away from aeroplane; past another which is a pretty good-sized passenger plane for its time; & has strip of windows along its side.

    Chamberlain was at the time British Foreign Secretary.

    Politicians; government; personalities.

    (To be quite honest; I believe that this is indeed Austen and not his brother Neville Chamberlain; who later became P.M.; but I am not 100% certain.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2406.17
    Media URN:
    76459
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:45:00 / 01:58:11:00
    Canister:
    ON 320 C

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