First 'plane Carrying Airship Aka First… 1932

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    Full title reads: "America. First 'Plane-carrying Airship. Tiny 'planes hook on & take off giant Navy Dirigible - in spectacular first tests."

    United States of America.

    Two small aeroplanes take off from an air field.

    Shot of man in uniform on board the air ship.

    Aerial view of the small plane flying close below the US Navy airship. The plane slowly rises up to hook onto a 'mooring trapeze' hanging below the airship.

    Airship staff look out.

    Good shot of the airship with the plane below it. Quick shot of the plane dropping away from the airship.

    Man on board airship operates wheel.

    Shot of airship with plane close below it.

    C/U plane hooking on to small metal contraption hanging below airship. Long shot of the airship - the voice over says it is the Akron and it can hold five of these biplanes inside the envelope. Shots of one of the planes falling away from the airship.

    * Beta copy may not contain whole film - check.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:06:14:00 / 01:07:00:00
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    Entertainment & Humour Science & Technology War & Revolution
    Airships Dirigible
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