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    Item title reads: " All altitude records broken. Capt. H.C Gray attains height of 8 miles - 2,000ft. higher than previous record."

    Belleville, United States of America (USA).

    A large balloon is seen emerging from a vast hangar, guided on ropes by a team of men, who are spread out to each side in long lines. They walk in formation, turning to lead the balloon out into the open of the field. The pilot wears a leather coat and dons a flying helmet and complex looking breathing apparatus. C/U as he straps himself amid loads of ropes and cables. M/S as the balloon lifts off, gaining height as the onlookers look upwards .

    Note: The equipment looks scary -good illustration for 'don't get yourself all tied up', 'its a knotty problem', and 'don't catch your breath'.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    33001
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    682.24
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:08:00 / 01:36:14:00
    Canister:
    G 1399
    Sort Number:
    G 1399
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Historical Figures & Celebrities Travel & Exploration
    WorkSpaces
    1927/05/19 Wochenschau My Story 2 Human achievements Ballooning
  • Stills

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

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