• Short Summary

    Aviator Sir Alan Cobham arrives home to a rapturous reception.

  • Description

    Croydon, Greater London.

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

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

    Panning L/S of a small biplane taking off from a runway. High angled panning shot of a crowd of people on the airfield. High angled L/S, looking over the heads of a crowd, of another aeroplane coming into land, panning shot follows the plane as it taxis along the runway, the crowd cheers and swarms around the plane. L/S of the stationary plane surrounded by well-wishers, Sir Alan Cobham leans out of the cockpit to shake peoples' hands. Panning shot follows the crowd as it swarms away from the plane, Cobham is carried along on the shoulders of people in the midst of the crowd.

    Note: for shots of this expedition in Africa please see record for COBHAM'S CAPE TO CAIRO in G 1273.

    Note: a yellow tinted version of this story exists, contains some additional shots - please see separate record for COBHAM HOME (yellow tint) also in G 1276.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:03:00 / 01:24:40:00
    G 1276

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