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  • Short Summary

    Mr A Bray, in a hydroplane, escapes from Captain Barnard in a De Havilland Moth, and narrowly misses being floured-bag-bombed.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "'Plane v Boat - London's latest thrill is bombing combat (with flour bags!) between Capt. Barnard... famous flying ace... in his Moth... and Mr. A. Bray's racing hydroplane."

    Welsh Harp, Hendon, London.

    L/Ss of Mr A Bray speeding along over a lake in his hydroplane / speedboat; there seems to be a man sitting on the bow of the boat and filming from there with a small handheld camera. Several shots of Captain Barnard flying over the water in his De Havilland Moth biplane. Mr Bray zips about all over the place to try to escape from the plane. M/S from the bow of the boat of a flour bag bomb missing the boat and dropping onto the water. L/S of the aeroplane turning and soaring into the sky.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    724.04
    Media URN:
    34744
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:48:00 / 01:06:45:00
    Canister:
    G 1494

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