Birmingham Air Pageant 1927

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    Item title reads: "Birmingham air pageant
    Air Marshal Sir Sefton Brancker, the Lord Major and huge crowds at greatest aerial display out-side London in the world."

    Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, West Midlands

    A number of biplanes are lined up on an airfield, the camera pans to show a long line of aeroplanes with crews standing beside them. C/U of Air Marshall and others chatting. Passengers are seen boarding a large aircraft. C/U of a man and a woman in the doorway at the side. The large aircraft taxis away and takes off.
    Action shot of a mock battle which begins with a plane in the air, some way off with smoke pouring from it. Aircraft swoop low over the airfield. Planes fly high above. A mock castle is attacked with bombs, causing large explosions and clouds of smoke. The castle is hit and disappears in a clouds of smoke.

    Note: Early days for people to try out passenger aircraft.

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    Cataloguer:
    Margaret
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    33199
    Sort Number:
    G 1416
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:41:00 / 01:46:55:00
    Canister:
    G 1416
    Film ID:
    690.27
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1927
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