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  • Short Summary

    Sirs Ross and Keith Smith thank builders of Vickers Vimy which flew them to Australia.

  • Description

    Item title reads - World Fliers. Tribute to British workmanship. Sirs Ross and Keith Smith thank workmen who built the Vicker's Vimy on which they flew to Australia. Weybridge, Surrey.

    L/S as they both get up on the platform, people wave and cheer. The audience listens as they talk, they tip their hats and people cheer again as they get off the stage. M/S as men carry them along on their shoulders. M/S of the two of them signing a boy's autograph book.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    228.45
    Media URN:
    22150
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1921
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:39:00 / 01:47:43:00
    Canister:
    G 749

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Despite the title card, "Vicker's Vimy" should read Vickers Vimy.

    The event seen here took place on 21 February 1921. A period magazine report of it appears in the right-hand paragraph here......

    www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/vie
    w/1921/1921 - 0151.html

    Sadly, Sir Ross Smith died in an air crash just over a year later, in April 1922.

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