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  • Description

    Interlaken, Switzerland.

    Title: "Airplane shows power in test flight over Alps - daring aviator and cameraman risk lives to procure exclusive scenes of topmost mountain recesses".

    Intertitle: "George Ercole, Pathe News cameraman, and Lieut. Walter Mittleholzer starting their perilous venture ..."

    Please see record for - 16,000 FEET UP - short version - as many shots are the same or similar.

    Some aerial shots of another biplane flying above the cameraman's plane not used in short version.

    Intertitle: "Fighting their way through wind pockets to soar above Alpine pinnacles - 16,000 feet up!"

    More aerial shots of mountains.

    Intertitle: "Looking down on "the top of the world" - here the photographer's work was halted when the cold paralysed his right arm".

    Aerial shot of mountain peaks poking through heavy sheet of cloud.

    Intertitle: "Literally shaving the snow-clad peaks! A few feet closer, and ..."

    More aerial shots of mountains.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    24573
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    352.14
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:36:00 / 01:33:31:00
    Canister:
    G 1113
    Sort Number:
    G 1113
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    What They Saw aviation
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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