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    In a bid to fly round the globe, Squadron Leader Maclaren reaches India.

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    Calcutta, India.

    Squadron Leader Maclaren reaches India in his bid to fly around the world.

    M/S of Squadron Leader A.S. Maclaren's biplane landing on a field, men in white safari suits walk towards it. M/S of four men in safari suits chatting beside the plane. C/U of the four men, one lights a cigarette - Maclaren? Various shots of the men talking, one man in military uniform holds a cane under his arm. Low angled shot of Maclaren - dressed in safari clothes, standing on the wing of the biplane fiddling with the propeller. Low angled shot of Maclaren sitting on the plane's body. M/S of a man with a cigarette in his mouth doing maintenance work in the cockpit. Various shots of a crowd of westerners and smartly dressed Indian dignitaries milling around the plane, including some elegant looking western women. A group of men - probably British soldiers - work as a team to push the plane into a makeshift, straw roofed shelter. C/U of two men in safari suits and a woman holding parasol standing in front of a car.

    Note: for more stories about MacLaren, please see GOOD LUCK AND GOD SPEED in G 1071, US WORLD FLIERS HERE in G 1104, HIS HEROIC FAILURE in G 1122 and MACLAREN FLYER in G 1123 - all from 1924. AH 2000.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:02:03:00 / 01:04:29:00
    G 1071

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