• Short Summary

    A jet plane and helicopter deliver post from London to Paris.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    A Sikorsky S-51 helicopter and jet plane speed postal delivery from London to Paris.

    M/S the jet 'plane (Gloster Meteor VII) taxiing in at Orly Airport. M/S's crowd around 'plane. M/S Sikorsky helicopter revolving. C/U taking off on the last stage of the journey from Orly to Paris. L/S Meteor taxiing in. M/S Meteor with helicopter alongside. M/S as letter is handed over. M/S as helicopter takes off. M/S Meteor taxiing away.

    M/S Meteor surrounded by crowds. M/S helicopter landing at L'Hôtel National des Invalides, Paris. M/S rear view helicopter landing. M/S helicopter's propellors stopping. C/U as letter is handed over. M/S a representative of the Mayor of Paris speaking into microphone and receiving letter. M/S crowd round helicopter.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2218.14
    Media URN:
    64749
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:06:00 / 01:43:09:00
    Canister:
    UN 2001 C

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The Gloster Meteor carries the Registration Number G-AKPK.

    The helicopter is a Sikorsky S-51, Reg. No. G-AJHW. (This craft also appears in clip 2246.15).

    "Invalides" is L'Hôtel National des Invalides.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Much appreciated. Apologies it took us so long to respond!

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