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Southsea - Ryde Swim (1938)

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Uploaded by Media Archive on 11/19/2016
Views from a flying boat as it heads towards Guernsey. Southampton. "Not by the ordinary boat, but one of these..." L/S of a strange looking boat - a cross between a boat and a biplane, it has wings. C/U of the front of the boat, two men in a rowing boat turn the propeller. Various shots from on board the flying boat. "It's 112 miles to Guernsey, but the two 450 H.P. engines soon lift us into the air. Shot from the back of the plane as it takes off showing the sea below. Shot from the back of the flying boat showing the coast receding. "Past the Shipping in the Solent..." Aerial shot of boats at sea. "Past Netley - (lots of fellows remember the great Hospital here.)" Aerial shot of Netley Hospital. "Along the Isle of Wight Coast..." Aerial shot (dark) of coastline. "High above the famous "Needles" High angle shot of the landmark rocks. "Forty minutes later we pass the dangerous "Casquets." Aerial shot of rocky outcrop. "And after another twenty miles see the Guernsey Coast." Good aeria

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