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  • Short Summary

    Alan J. Cobham prepares to make 8000 mile flight from London to Capetown. Yellow tinted.

  • Description

    Item title reads - London to Cape Town by air. God speed to Mr Alan J. Cobham on his 8,000 mile trip across darkest Africa. He hopes to do in a week what normally takes 75 days. Stag Lane Aerodrome. London.

    M/S of Mr Cobham stood with two other men next to the aeroplane. M/S as he gets in, C/U of him in the cockpit looking around. M/S as the aeroplane taxis then takes off. Various shots as it flies along.

    Intertitle - "The Taxi-Man of the air!" C/U of Mr Cobham's face.

    Note: this item is yellow tinted. There is a longer black and white version with the same title and similar footage on *PM0432*.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    432.05
    Media URN:
    19953
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:15:00 / 01:12:47:00
    Canister:
    G 1242

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