Material assembled for an uncompleted documentary probably put together in the late 1940s. Sound is intermittent throughout. There is no complete shot listing - please let Pathe know if you spot something we have missed.
NB: reels have been transferred to digi in an incorrect order. Reel 6...
Scientists spend lots of time working on their rocket - it explodes 20 ft above the ground.
Celebration of St. Catherine's Day in Paris.
Two pilots enter below-zero test chamber to ascertain effects of stratosphere flying. America.
A new stratosphere balloon is constructed at Warsaw in Poland.
US airmen are tested inside a pressure chamber before becoming stratosphere fighters.
Man and woman take off in monoplane from airfield in New Jersey.
Professor Powell talks about his stratospheric balloon, and we see it assembled. Bristol.