Le Mans Disaster 1955

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Le Mans, France.

Aerial view of Le Mans course. TS. Le Mans, start of the 24-hour sports car race, pan with cars as they streak away. SCU. Crowd watching. High angle back view of cars after start. SV. Towards, car No 14 followed by car No 12 rounding corner. SV. Towards, car No 19 rounding...



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  • The crash section 1m22 onwards is reverse printed - see the billboard writing

    Stuart Robertson 28th Jan 2013
  • Why is this in reverse?

    RCbeastly 8th Mar 2013
  • ...turn around and view it in a mirror...all will then be well !

    Resolution Man 4th Oct 2013

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