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    American troops in training. Location of events unknown.

    A sort of surveillance invention. American troops assembling the mechanism; which involves hooking some large kites to one rope. They start to let the kites up in the air. On the ground; men hold rope as one man gets into a seat attached to the rope. When they let go he rises up a couple yards. Shot of the guy flying high in the air; hanging under the kites. Line of soldiers holding rope; as if playing tug-of-war. Soldiers running with rope; away from camera. Guy in the air; in distance; suspended from 6 kites. Shot of the group pulling kites down. CU soldier sitting in the seat/harness; holding a big box camera; with cigarette hanging out of his mouth; and sort of struggling; moving around as if he's trying to get balanced or comfortable. Around him a field of wild flowers.

    Stunts; bizarre; daredevil; flight; aviation. World War One.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:50:00 / 01:16:16:00
    ON 100 E
    Sort Number:
    ON 100 E
  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration War & Revolution Science & Technology
    ON 100 Early Surveillance Cameras
  • Stills

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

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