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Travellers in Time


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Fifth of six films of early exploration, introduced by Duncan Carse
Storm Cape Horn (1929) Original narrator
Captain Irving Johnson
In 1929 American yachtsman and sailor Irving Johnson set sail on an epic voyage of 11,000 miles from Hamburg to Chile via Cape Horn aboard an enormous four-masted barque.
First, in the North Sea he encountered a savage winter gale that wrecked 68 ships. Then, in the doldrums jellyfish drifted by 'and the turkey got sick so we ate him quick before he died'.
Off the Horn came the storm: waves 80-feet high, the decks almost completely underwater and endlessly swept by great seas. Johnson wrote: 'No other pictures have ever been taken under these circumstances, or ever will be now; and I was there with my camera: how lucky can you be?'


Narrator: Captain Irving Johnson
Unknown: Irving Johnson
Producer: Richard Robinson

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