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Women Rule the Waves
Women Rule the Waves

Women Rule the Waves 1929


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Women Rule the Waves 1929

3 mins United Kingdom

Who says bikes can't swim? Intrepid 22-year-old Aimee Pfanner was a cross-channel sensation in 1929, valiantly pedalling her way from Calais to Dover on a 'hydro-cycle' - something like a bicycle affixed to water skis - in just nine and a half hours. This is production material for a newsreel story, and though we don't have the finished version, what survives thrillingly conveys her daring feat.




Water Water vehicles English Channel, The Bicycles


Pedal Power




United Kingdom



Production company

Gaumont Graphic

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