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    American swimmer Shirley May France fails to make it across the English Channel.

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    Cap Griz Nez, France, English Channel, Dover, Kent.

    MS. American swimmer Shirley May France and father embracing in window of hotel in Dover - she is getting ready for the Channel swim attempt. Shirley waves. CU. Head shot of Dutch woman swimmer Willi Van Reis. CU. Mr France, Shirley's father. MS. Elevated, Shirley swimming in Channel, following guide boat. LS. Steamer and yacht in channel. MS. Shirley swimming by side of pilot boat. MS. Shirley swimming. LS. Shirley swimming. Press launch in background. MS. Shirley swimming MS. The pilot boat 'Black Magic' (2 shots). MS. Shirley treading water beside pilot boat. CU. Man on one of the following boats looking through binoculars. MS. Shirley being fed from pilot boat. SCU. Two pressmen release a pigeon. MS. Shirley swimming. MS. Pressmen in foreground of boat, pan up sail. CU. Commentator on boat. LS. Launch making for shore after Shirley has finished swim. LS. Ships making for Dover. MS. Shirley and father walking along sea front at Dover on following day. SCU. They sit down on sea wall. SCU. They sit down. SCU. Father sitting with arm around Shirley. CU. Head shot of Shirley.

    (Lav. & Mute Orig. Neg.)

    Information found in the old record - Cuts 49/73.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:59:00 / 01:34:18:00
    UN 2177 F

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