• Short Summary

    Footage of Alex Henshaw arriving back in England after record breaking flight to Capetown in South Africa.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "FIGHT RECORD - ENGLAND - CAPETOWN - ENGLAND"

    L/S of Alex Henshaw's aeroplane Percival Mew Gull landing at Gravesend's airfield in Kent after his record breaking flight to South Africa and back. Several shots of the aviation pioneer being congratulated by the mayor. L/S's of crowds giving him three cheers before he is carried away on the shoulders of a man.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1001.02
    Media URN:
    14071
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1939
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:06:00 / 01:02:20:00
    Canister:
    39/13

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    Henshaw is seen landing at Gravesend, on 9 February 1939.

    HIs plane is a Percial Mew Gull.

    Henshaw's round trip encompassed a journey of 12,754 miles, which he completed in 4 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes.

  2. jamied says

    CORRECTION: "Percial Mew Gull" in my notes above should read Percival Mew Gull.

  3. British Pathé says

    Thank you jamied!

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