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 the fuselage of the plane. The engines start up. CU of the name 'Harrow' painted on the plane.

    Views around air craft manufacturing factory. Various shots of the building of planes (presumably of the Harrow bomber). Shots of women working on the wings.

    More shots of the Harrow running its engines on the airfield.

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    British Pathé
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    Sound
    Media URN:
    58442
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    552.01
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:05:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:05:06:00
    Canister:
    UN 89 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 0089 B
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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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