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  • Short Summary

    Gabriele D'Annunzio, an Italian cult figure meets Kaye Don the speedboat racer.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Italy. Italy's Hero Airman Poet. Gabriele D'Annunzio who leads a hermit's life, comes out of retirement in his miniature warship to salute Kaye Don and Miss England II."

    Italy.

    A small motor boat, with several machine guns mounted on it makes its way across the Lake.

    Various shots of Gabriele D'Annunzio talking to Italian military officers.

    CU of Kaye Don the British speedboat racer.

    More shots of D'Annunzio and his party.

    Shots of Don and crew putting on lifejackets. Don and crewman climb onto boat.

    Shots of speedboat 'Miss England II' racing across the Lake.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    811.38
    Media URN:
    10709
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:40:00 / 01:58:50:00
    Canister:
    31/42

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "A small motor boat" - it's D'Annunzio's personal "motorboat anti-submarine" MAS 96.

    "makes its way across the Lake" - it's Lake Garda.

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