Handley Page 'harrow' Bomber 1916

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LV as woman makes a short speech of blessing for the first Handley Page bomber of the 'Harrow' type. A bottle of champagne is smashed against the plane's hull. Shots of the large bomber being moved out of its hanger. Pan along...

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Cataloguer:
Mark
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
58442
Sort Number:
UN 0089 B
Time in/Out:
01:00:02:00 / 01:05:06:00
Canister:
UN 89 B
Film ID:
552.01
Issue Date:

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  • This clip's current date of 1916 is incorrect.

    The aircraft seen here is a Handley Page HP54 Harrow, (Serial Number K6933).

    "LV as woman makes a short speech" - that's the Mayoress of Harrow, Mrs Forbes.

    The christening took place in late 1936, as can be seen from the short attached newspaper article from the era....

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1300&dat=19361208&id=2vRjAAA
    AIBAJ&sjid=OpcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=705
    1,4503806

    jamied 30th Aug 2012

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