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    Item title reads - Crash proof aeroplanes coming! M. Fokker repeatedly and deliberately risks air smash on his own designed "safety first" aeroplane. Croydon Aerodrome. Surrey.

    L/S of the aeroplane with people walking round it. M/S of Mr Fokker in flying gear smiling and talking. M/S of the aeroplane in the air, it has his name on the side. M/S as he gets out on the ground followed by some other men, one shakes his hand.

    Intertitle - 'Mr Handley Page also demonstrated his equally successful slotted wing device.'

    M/S of Mr Page demonstrating the wing device which makes the end of the wings move up and down. L/S of it in the air, we see it from underneath as the end of the wings move. M/S of it taking off, flying about and coming into land. M/S of the hangars with the aeroplane flying overhead, the camera follows it. M/S of men stood about together on the ground.

    M/S as the aeroplane is brought to a stop, M/S as Mr Fokker walks away from the aeroplane and talks to other men. Various shots of him and the aeroplane in the air. Various shots of Mr Page demonstrating the wings. M/S as the aeroplane taxis, M/S of Mr Fokker stood by the aeroplane.

    Note: the latter part of this item appears to be made up of cuts.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:49:00 / 01:51:48:00
    G 1187
    Sort Number:
    G 1187
  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration Science & Technology
    Air Crash Temporary Workspaces: 20.11.2011 23:12 Aviation Highlights, 1920-1935
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Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Mr Fokker" is Anthony Fokker.

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