• Short Summary

    Christmas mail sets off on its long journey by boat to the remote Island of Tristan Da Cunha.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Post early! Christmas mail for Tristan Da Cunha.

    London.

    M/S of a man sorting mail at London's General Post Office. M/S of letters being bundled up. M/S of a sack with label for Tristan Da Cunha, sacks are loaded into a postal van. M/S as it drives away. M/S of boat "Cap Pilar" in East India dock, which will take the mail to the Island. The narrator says it is a year since a boat has been there. The mail is loaded onto the boat and the Royal Mail pennant is raised. M/S of a map of Africa showing Tristan Da Cunha 2000 miles from Cape Town. L/S of the boat, the crew set sail and people wave them off. M/S of the boat.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    889.09
    Media URN:
    13071
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:11:00 / 01:18:04:00
    Canister:
    36/80

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