Egypt And Back With Imperial Airways
1931 - 1933, Cairo, Egypt (Other)
Cat no. 3284
A trip to Cairo by Imperial Airways.
Film record of a journey to Egypt and a four day holiday in Cairo. The film begins at Croydon Airport, recording the activities of the ground crew and the arrival and departure of two Imperial Airways planes, the Heracles and the Hengist. The film records a stopover in Crete on the journey to Cairo where the plane is moored close to a yacht. The final section of the film records street scenes in Cairo and an excursion to the Great Pyramid and Sphinx, returning to the city by Marg and Old Heliopolis. Shots at Croydon airport include: pilots looking a weather/visibility chart; mail and passengers arriving at Coydon airport; a Handley Page 42 (Heracles) landing; baggage being unloaded by uniformed handlers (K.L.M. is the baggage handler); Heracles being towed; ground crew inspecting the aircraft following landing; coaches arriving with passengers for continental flights; passengers embarking on a Handley Page 42 Imperial Airways aircraft (Hengist - a Royal Mail insignia on the outside of the plane); aircraft taking-off; brief shot of a woman in the cabin looking out of the window. Shots on Crete include: a flying boat (Scipio) being refuelled; passengers and crew on the company's yacht. Shots in Egypt include: scenes on the streets in Cairo, including a visit to the city's eastern quarter; the pyramids; observations of market day in Marg and encounters with the local population, including sightings of a leper and women collecting water from a river, on the return journey from Old Heliopolis to Cairo.
Locations: Cairo, Egypt (Other)
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