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  • Short Summary

    A typist from London is forced to give up her cross-Channel swim.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Channel wins again. Miss Mercedes Gleitze, the young London typist, makes brave show at sixth attempt - covering 19 miles in 5 hours before giving up".

    Folkestone, Kent.

    C/U of Mercedes sitting on beach in front of beach hut, a young woman helps to rub grease onto Mercedes' bare legs. We then see the woman help Mercedes tuck her long hair into her swimming cap. Two more women join them, Mercedes shakes hands with the first woman.

    L/S, taken from boat at sea, of Mercedes swimming away from shore. A crowd of people wave at her from the beach.

    Cuts exist - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    628.20
    Media URN:
    59530
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:03:00 / 01:55:10:00
    Canister:
    G 1324

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