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  • Short Summary

    Major Henry Segrave receives rapturous welcome on his return to Britain after breaking the world speed record in his motorboat.

  • Description

    SEGRAVE, MAJOR SIR HENRY

    Item title reads - Welcome home Major Sir H.O.D. Segrave! His Majesty the King and Nation do honour to Britain's modest speed king. Southampton-London.

    Intertitle - 'On the "Olympic" - the giant White Star Liner.' M/S as Segrave walks across the deck with another man, they pass by the camera. C/U of him laughing and chatting, he takes his hat off. M/S of him looking at his boat, 'Miss England', it is lifted up and people stand around and watch.

    M/S of a train pulling into a station with a sign on the front saying 'Welcome home Segrave.' L/S of large crowds running to get a glimpse of him in his car. Various shots of this, he draws up to the May Fair (Mayfair?) which has a sign on the front saying 'Welcome Segrave.' Crowds stand around as the door opens and they get out.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    786.08
    Media URN:
    35746
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:13:00 / 01:12:03:00
    Canister:
    G 1598

Comments (1)

  1. JDM1972 says

    The \'other man\' walking with Sir Henry Seagrave is my Great Grandfather
    Commodore William Marshall C.B. D.S.O. R.D. R.N.R.

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