• Short Summary

    Contestants getting ready for start of England to Australia Air Race.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "ENGLAND - AUSTRALIA AIR RACE - Scenes at Mildenhall."

    Mildenhall Aerodrome, Wiltshire.

    Crowds surrounded the planes at Mildenhall before start of the England to Australia air race. Miss Cockhran (?), an American competitor, talking into microphone - she talks about the future race prospects.

    Plane with name on nose "The Irish Swoop". Pan down plane with people checking it. More shots of the mechanics checking the planes before the start of the race.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    799.39
    Media URN:
    9941
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:36:00 / 01:54:46:00
    Canister:
    34/85

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