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  • Short Summary

    Alan Cobham returns from flight to Australia to rapturous welcome in London.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Triumph for British Aviation. Great Welcome for Alan Cobham home again after his wonderful flight to Australia and back, 26,000 miles!"

    Westminster, London.

    L/S of crowds cheering on Westminster Bridge.

    Intertitle reads: "His de Havilland 50, with all British 385 h.p. Siddeley Jaguar has now flown 125,000 miles, in every climate, from tropic heat to freezing cold".

    M/S of Cobham standing on landing 'ski' of seaplane floating on River Thames. M/S of Alan Cobham, Sir Samuel Hoare (Air Minister), a woman (Gladys Cobham?), and dignitaries walking along House of Commons terrace. M/S of Hoare giving a speech to Cobham and crowd of dignitaries. Various C/Us Hoare speaking.

    M/S of the Cobhams leaving the entrance of Houses of Parliament. C/U of Gladys and Alan posing by car, they wave and smile at cheering crowds around them before getting into the car.

    Cuts exist - see separate record for details.

    Note: an alternative version of this story exists that shows Cobham's plane landing on Thames. The print transferred has a lavender tint. AH 2001.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:22:00 / 01:05:58:00
    G 1334

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