• Short Summary

    Female aviator Amy Johnson breaks record for flight to Cape Town - set by her husband.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "South Africa. Wonderful Amy ... in the 'Desert Cloud' - reaches Cape Town in 4 days 6 hrs 52 mins, beating her husband - Jim Mollison's record - by 10 1/2 hours!"

    Cape Town, South Africa.

    (N.B. Music starts before titles - titles only last a few frames - spacing follows).

    Crowds gathered at the aerodrome in Cape Town. Amy Johnson's small monoplane comes in to land. She has flown over 6,000 miles.

    Closer shots of the plane, 'The Desert Cloud', as it taxies to a halt.

    Members of the crowd move across the airfield towards the plane.

    C/U Amy Johnson at the Club House.

    (Large amount of spacing as the picture runs out but the sound continues)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    691.01
    Media URN:
    5303
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:01:24:00
    Canister:
    32/98

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