• Short Summary

    Test pilot Mike Lithgow crack's Nevile Duke's air speed record at Castle Idris, Libya.

  • Description

    Castle Idris, Libya.

    LV towards and pan, Swift flying over desert (First 7' super. Ticker start of title). SV camels in desert. GV two camels and Arabs crossing desert. SV & SCU Swift being pulled from hangar. SV "Lucky" Mike Lithgow in cockpit of "Swift". SV mechanics looking on. LV towards and pan, Swift taking off. SV aerial flying along road marked out for record bid. LV pan, Lithgow makes first run. LV timing station. SV & CU man looking at electronic timer. SV outside, observers following Swift with telescope. LV Lithgow makes another run. CU official on phone. CU Arab policeman looking at Swift. LV Lithgow does victory roll. SV Arab with camels looking up. CU camel. SV Swift taxiing in. SV two officers looking on. SV Lithgow gets out of cockpit. SV Arab. CU Lucky Mike Lithgow.

    (Lav.) (Orig D)

    Note: Selected originals exist for this story - check in file.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    118.27
    Media URN:
    28853
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:30:00 / 01:43:10:00
    Canister:
    53/75

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