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    United States of American (aka USA).

    M/S of a woman smashing a bottle of champagne against the wheel of an aeroplane draped in an American flag, she is watched by three men in flying jackets and goggles and a man in military uniforms. Panning shot along a row of men in military uniforms - look like officers, probably the American World Fliers pilots. L/S of a biplane taking off on field, followed by two similar shots - could be different planes taking off or same plane shot from different angles.

    C/U of two men loading luggage and supplies into an open panel on the side of the plane. C/U of a man pulling on a flying suit, another man comes into frame to help him. M/S of the man in the flying suit standing by the wings with his hand on the propeller, after making a gesture to the camera, he turns the prop to start the plane.

    More shots of the woman breaking a bottle of champagne over the wheel of the plane. High angled shot of a crowd swarming around the enormous plane, pan to show length of the wing. Low angled L/S of the plane flying, two more biplanes fly into shot. C/U of a man clearing debris from the champagne bottle around the wheel, the pilot pulls on his helmet. M/S of the two pilots making preparations for take off in the cockpit. C/U of one of the pilots fiddling with an onboard camera.

    Note: an alternative version of the story exists - BRITAIN OR AMERICA - in G 1073. It is shorter but includes titles. AH 2000.

    Note: this is one of a series of stories about the American World Fliers. Please see records for DO IT YOURSELF - G 1106, US WORLD FLIERS HERE - G 1104, GOOD LUCK GO WITH YOU - G 1108 and AMERICAN WORLD FLIERS - G 1103. AH 2000.

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    British Pathé
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    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:02:00 / 01:12:37:00
    G 1071
    Sort Number:
    G 1071
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    Travel & Exploration
    Pioneers Aviation suits
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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