• Short Summary

    American woman, Jane Baldasare, fails in attempt to swim Channel below surface.

  • Description

    Cap Gris Nez, France.

    CU. American woman, Jane Baldasare, in her frogman's suit at start of her underwater Channel swim attempt, pan down to her feet. LV. Jane being helped on with her oxygen tank cylinder carrier. CU. Press photographer. SV. Jane laughing at the press man. CU. Man putting flippers on her feet. SCU. Another man adjusting the mouth piece of her oxygen tank. SCU. Jane testing the oxygen equipment. LV. Jane walking backwards into the sea with her friend also in frogman suit. LV. Jane waves to the pressman as she walks into water. SV. Press photographer in the water. Pan down to show wave splashing up above his trouser level. LV. Two swimmers making their way out to sea, & GV. She fails in her attempt in the end.

    (F.G.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1690.03
    Media URN:
    52752
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1960
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:11:00 / 01:03:56:00
    Canister:
    60/68

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