• Short Summary

    Comet III arrives at Sydney airport after its record breaking flight from Britain.

  • Description

    Sydney, Australia.

    Air to air shot, Comet III in flight. GV. Pan, Comet III flying overhead arriving at Sydney airport. GV. Massed crowds waiting - in the background can be seen firemen standing by with the hose. GV. Comet III taxiing slowly in. In the background, massed crowds start to rush towards plane, & SV. SV. Crowds pushing past camera with Comet in background. GV. Pan, massed crowds completely surrounding the Comet preventing Group Captain John Cunningham and his crew from coming out of plane, & nearer shot. SV. Firemen starts to play hose over crowd, pan as hose drenches crowds around the Comet. SV. Police holding back crowds around plane. LV. Group Captain "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham stepping down from plane. CU. Cunningham stepping down followed by one member of crew, Peter Bugge, and other members. GV. Massed crowds surrounding plane while rest of crew disembark. SV. Group Captain Cunningham being interviewed. SV. Press. CU. Group Captain Cunningham speaking (natural sound): "...just something like 25 hours from London to here. Four stops only, on the ground for refuelling..."

    (Lavender.) (Orig "B")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    551.46
    Media URN:
    31277
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:50:00 / 01:56:15:00
    Canister:
    55/99

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