Lindbergh Departs Reel 1 Of 2 1927

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    See also 3467.07 which is probably better quality.

    Item title reads: "Lindbergh departs, on USS.Cruiser "Memphis" for home, where greatest welcome ever accorded a returning hero awaits him."

    Cherbourg, France

    Intertitles read: "At Gottbus... within 100 miles of Berlin, the intrepid airman, had a forced landing...a broken propeller and a wonderful reception ." "Berliners waited day and night to greet the world's flight record breakers"

    L/S of a plane high in the sky, followed by a landing in rather dark conditions. Large crowds walk towards camera -silhouetted quite dramatically against the sky. A cavalcade of motor cars arrive alongside buildings, flying flags with a crowd to one side. Close up of Lindbergh in a bow tie with the plane in the background.
    A man hand cranks the propeller, while another pulls away the chocks. Lindbergh looks back speaks and waves at the camera from an open cockpit. His plane takes off.
    At Gottbus, the plane is seen on the ground - the shots are rather dark - the plane has a broken propeller seen in silhouette. Some people examine the plane. C/U of the broken propeller and the radial engine.
    Lindbergh arrives by car and a crowd mill about, pressmen take pictures. He poses outside a building with officials.

    Back on the airfield, a crowd are seen looking at the aircraft, Lindbergh poses with a man and a woman in front of the plane with a newly restored propeller. C/U as he looks chuffed, he speaks and holds a bunch of flowers. The aircraft has the number 140 and New York - Paris on it.

    Note: This is two part item - see also *PM0686* - 686.01 for Reel 2 of 2

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    01:55:55:00 / 01:59:53:00
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