• Short Summary

    Alcock and Brown leave castle after being knighted. Windsor, Berkshire.

  • Description

    Hero airmen.

    Location, Windsor, Berkshire.

    MS John Alcock and Arthur Brown leaving castle where they were just knighted; they are mobbed by Eton boys excited by hero worship.

    White horses pull carriage along cobblestone street; spectators stand along side; and a crowd of boys in the dark coats and top hats are running along with the carriage - and keeping up!

    Another similar shot: carriage approaching; with the boys chasing - don't seem to be tired.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:10:00 / 01:13:44:00
    ON 161 A

Comments (3)

  1. Unknown user says

    Judging by the following magazine report, this I think is footage of the famous airmen Alcock and Brown, (John Alcock and Arthur Brown), about to receive their knighthoods.

    The report describes how "both officers had a most enthusiastic reception at Windsor and were escorted by a crowd of Eton boys from the station to the castle.....

    ve/view/1919/1919 - 0830.html

    Note that the piece describes how the pair were mobbed on the way to the castle, not on leaving it as the shots list currently says.

    If my assumption is true, this would make the date of filming 21 June 1919, requiring a change of the clip's current date.

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  2. Unknown user says

    My suspicions have been confirmed, I've just found some of the same footage in Pathe clip 279.02, at the 02:42 timepoint, confirming that this IS footage of Alcock and Brown.

    The commentator says that the footage is shot after the knighting though, so disregard my earlier comment on that score.

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  3. Unknown user says

    A great help. Thanks.

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