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  • Short Summary

    Aviator Alan Cobham returns home to a rapturous reception.

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    Croydon, Greater London.

    Title: "COBHAM ... HOME! after a wonderful flight to Capetown and back. Thrilling scenes at Croydon Aerodrome".

    Intertitle: "Mrs. Cobham met her husband by Plane".

    M/S of Mrs. C. climbing into a small moth biplane. C/U of Mrs. C. in the cockpit of the aeroplane. M/S of the plane taking off, Mrs. C. waves from the cockpit. Panning L/S of the plane taking off. Panning shot of crowd waiting on the airfield. L/S of four aeroplanes flying overhead. L/S, looking over the heads of the crowd, of Cobham's plane landing, the crowd cheer. Low angled M/S, looking past the heads of a crowd to Cobham standing on the wing of his plane. He removes his helmet and brushes down his hair, he is silhouetted against bright sunshine. Various L/Ss of the crowd swarming away from the stationary crowd, Cobham is carried along on people's shoulders. C/U of Cobham, he is surrounded by a cheering crowd of well-wishers and autograph hunters.

    Note: please see separate record for alternative, non-coloured version (this version is tinted yellow).

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:47:00 / 01:27:15:00
    G 1276

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