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  • Short Summary

    Colour item showing car being driven from London, through France and to Paris.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Colour item.

    London to Paris (France) by car.

    Various shots car (an Austin) leaving London. Travel shot from car of London streets and then country road. Various shots Ferryfield aerodrome with Bristol aircraft on runway. The car is loaded on board the aircraft. Various shots inside aircraft and the view from the windows. Various shots of Le Touquet Airfield. Various travel shots from car going along French country road. Various travelling shots from car along the Paris roads including Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe etc.

    Three men and a woman travel in the car, they stop at various points where they have a clipboard signed (like orienteering!) The car also stops at a garage for refilling.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2712.23
    Media URN:
    80165
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:08:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:18:00 / 01:57:52:00
    Canister:
    UN 3201 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Various shots car (an Austin)" - the vehicle is either an Austin A40, or A50, Cambridge, (the two had identical bodies). However this fact at least helps reduce the clip's current date range, as these vehicle makes didn't originate until 1954. A new date range of 1954-59 would therefore be appropriate.

    "Ferryfield aerodrome with Bristol aircraft on runway" - the aircraft is a freighter, operated by Silver City Airways.

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