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  • Short Summary

    Famous parachutist Williams breaks the record for a delayed drop before opening his 'chute.

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    France.

    Various shots of 'Famed Parachutist Williams' getting into a plane and flying through the air. He jumps out of the plane and falls for quite a way before opening his parachute and drifting down to earth.
    53:06 53:13

    More footage of Williams at the airfield, getting ready for his jump. Animated diagram shows Williams falling from a height of about 10,700 metres (?), with the heights of several mountains marked out as he falls. L/S of Williams falling to earth with his parachute out. He then sits in a car looking quite well as a man tests his equipment (I think!).

    Paperwork says he broke the world record for a delayed drop with this attempt.

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    Film ID:
    957.53
    Media URN:
    16425
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1938
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:42:00 / 01:54:08:00
    Canister:
    38/23

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