• Short Summary

    Memorial to pioneer aviators Alcock and Brown unveiled in Galway.

  • Description

    Title reads: "First Atlantic Flight 40th Anniversary".

    Clifden, County Galway, Southern Ireland (Republic of Ireland, Eire).

    Panning shot along Irish coast to the memorial to pioneer aviators Alcock and Brown. C/U John Alcock's brothers and two nephews at unveiling ceremony. L/S plaque being unveiled by Sean Lemass, Deputy Prime Minister of Eire and Minister for Industry and Commerce. C/U plaque. G/V memorial with people gathered round. C/U Mr. Teague who met Alcock and Brown after their landing in 1919.

    Library footage of Alcock and Brown's Vickers Vimy biplane taxiing out for take off from Newfoundland. Panning shot plane taking off. L/S the plane tilted on its nose after landing on boggy land in Ireland. C/U Alcock and Brown. G/V crowds in the street as Alcock and Brown leave Euston Station, London, by car, people try to get to the two men to shake their hands but police keep them off. C/U Arthur Brown with transatlantic mail bag before handing over to Post Office officials.

    C/U John Alcock and Arthur Brown statue at London Airport. L/S of Comet IV airliner on tarmac at airport.

    Note: lots of great material on file - including newspaper cuttings and reproduction of New York Herald's front page from 1919.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1587.01
    Media URN:
    51081
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:18:00 / 01:01:50:00
    Canister:
    59/49

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