• Short Summary

    We see inside a luxurious plane on a flight from New York to Bermuda.

  • Description

    Titles read: "WESTERN LINK".

    New York, United States of America and Bermuda.

    Various shots show the exterior and interior of a luxury aeroplane, taking passengers from New York to Bermuda. It certainly looks very luxurious inside, with passengers sitting around in a lounge area, drinking and reading. A man stands and looks out of a window. Stewards in white jackets serve drinks and food to men sitting in comfortable-looking seats with enormous food tables. A man reclines his seat to have a nap.

    Captain Griffiths Powell, in charge of Survey Flights across the Atlantic, looks out of a plane window with binoculars - he looks more like the captain of a ship. Nice view of clouds as we fly through the air. Aerial shots of Bermuda coming into view.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1174.20
    Media URN:
    40501
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:23:00 / 01:42:39:00
    Canister:
    PT 441

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft featured here is a Short S.23 Empire, Reg. No. G-ADUU, named "Cavalier".

    Just a few months later, in 1939, this very same aircraft ditched and sank....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavalie
    r_flying_boat_sinking

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