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Tragedy of Imperial Airways Cavalier

Series

Series Name
Pathe Gazette

Issue

Issue No.
39/11
Date Released
6 Feb 1939
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Spanish Refugees Struggle to Safety
  2. 2Police Boxing Championships
  3. 3More Bomb Outrages in London
  4. 4New Cruiser Launched at Hebburn on Tyne
  5. 5Harry Roy’s Band V Newspapermen in Charity Football Match
  6. 6Old Crocks Race at Pau
  7. 7Torchlight Procession in Berlin
  8. 8Hand Baa Game at Jedburgh
  9. 9Tragedy of Imperial Airways Cavalier
  10. 10Butler’s Ball in New York

Story

Story No. within this Issue
9 / 10
Summary
With engines failing through ice the Cavalier crashes into the Atlantic sending out SOS messages, miraculously only three are lost and the survivors are picked up by an Esso oil tanker in a ‘chance in a million’ rescue.
Keywords
Ships and boats; Aviation; Accidents and disasters
Length of story (in feet)
115
Story extras:
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Name
British Pathe Ltd
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Web
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Phone
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Address
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Notes
Pathe now also handles the Reuters Historical Collection, which includes the British Paramount, Empire British, Gaumont Graphic and Gaumont British newsreels.
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