• Short Summary

    Aero-glider called "Hornet" and a "sea-car" are demonstrated.

  • Description

    A French aero-glider is the subject of this film. Shot from behind the aero-glider as it is launched into a lake.

    "Capable of 90 miles an hour, they call it "Hornet". Its sting is a depth charge for anti-submarine work." We see the craft bouncing along the water. Another strange vehicle is demonstrated - the "sea-car". M/S of a strange boat on wheels in front of Cleethorpes pier.

    C/U of the rear axle of the car - it has a propeller on the back as well as wheels. The car is driven into the sea - lots of people on board - about 20. It travels along the length of the pier. It then returns and drives up the beach.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 694.

    Safety print only - original decomposed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    912.24
    Media URN:
    15397
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1931
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:44:00 / 01:57:48:00
    Canister:
    EP 176

Comments (4)

  1. jamied says

    The location for the "sea-car" is not Brighton, but Cleethorpes - that's Cleethorpes pier behind it.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks jamied!

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  3. jamied says

    Confirming that the pier in question is Cleethorpes pier, compare the film of it at 01:05 with the photo on the attached webpage - you'll see that the shape, design, and indeed the writing along the front of the pier match up....

    www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/Pier-inside-resort-s-iconic-building/story-14029793-detail/story.html

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  4. British Pathé says

    Thanks again.

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