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  • Short Summary

    Mr. Derham of Southend swims Channel in 13 hours and 56 minutes.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Everybody's doing it now! But at last, Mr. N. L. Derham of Southend puts England in the picture by fine swim across the Channel in 13 hrs. 56 mins."

    St. Margaret's Bay, Kent.

    M/S of Derham treading water near three people in a rowing boat, good view of white cliffs in background. M/S of Derham treading water. Various shots of Derham wading towards shore, several swimmers and the people in boat cheer encouragement. Panning shot follows Derham as he reaches the beach. There is a large crowd waiting for him, some people wave Union Jack flags.

    Various shots of Derham, wrapped in a towel, walking through village streets. A crowd of well-wishers surround him, they lift him onto their shoulders and carry him along. C/U of Derham, now fully dressed, combing his hair.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:19:44. C/U of Derham with his arms around two men, he givs them a kiss on their cheeks. Otherwise, shots are same or similar to those in the edited part of the item.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:38:00 / 01:21:51:00
    G 1330

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