• Short Summary

    Aviator Amy Johnson receives a rapturous welcome on return to England after flight from South Africa.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Croydon. 'More wonderful than ever ... Amy' Amy Johnson (Mrs J A Mollison) safe home again after record braking flights to & from the Cape - her's and British aviation's greatest triumph!"

    Croydon, Greater London.

    Amy Johnson's small monoplane 'The Desert Cloud' flies in towards the airfield at Croydon, she is returning from South Africa.

    Crowds of people are standing on the balcony and roof of the airport building to welcome her home.

    The plane comes down for a safe landing. Officials run over to the plane.

    Amy Johnson and her husband, Jim Mollison, walk up onto a podium to be greeted. Lots of photographers are there to record the event. Amy and Jim stand behind a British Union Jack flag with them is a man (Mr Bertram ?) who speaks into a microphone to bring Amy the greetings of the Secretary of State for Air. He also brings the congratulations of the King.

    C/U of Amy Johnson. She thanks the people for their warm welcome, if her trip has done nothing else it has made here appreciate London more than ever.

    Amy Johnson and James Mollison are given a police escort as they walk through the crowd of well wishers. They walk past a group of vans on which stand newsreel cameramen.

    Amy and Jim sit in the back of an open car, waving as they travel along.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    689.11
    Media URN:
    5271
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:28:00 / 01:17:06:00
    Canister:
    32/102

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