Capt. Alcock bezoekt Amsterdam
Reportage about the visit of the British pilot John Alcock on August 3, 1919.
Short news item about the visit of Captain Alcock to Amsterdam. The British pilot was famous for the non-stop flight across the Atlantic – the first in the world – that he made in June of 1919 with Lieutenant Arthur Brown Witten. Alcock came to Amsterdam in honour of the First Air Traffic Exhibition Amsterdam (ELTA).
This reportage shows how Alcock, dressed in uniform and adorned with medals, leaves a building to the loud cheers of his many admirers. He receives a garland, and makes a victory tour through Amsterdam.