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  • Description

    Full title reads: "America. 'Plucked out of the clouds and dashed against the sea.' Loss of the 'Akron' world's mightiest Dirigible and 73 lives - largest loss of life in air history - stuns the nation!"

    United States of America (USA).

    Shots of the Akron airship in flight.

    Shots of the smaller J-3 airship taking off. (Voiceover continues as pictures cut out - the J3 was flying off to search for survivors from the Akron when it too crashed).

    Shots of survivors being brought ashore.

    Interview with officer - one of the three survivors of the Akron accident.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    6108
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    703.20
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:50:00 / 01:29:16:00
    Canister:
    33/30
    Sort Number:
    33/030
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Airships Airships
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The picture disappears between 0:30 and 1:02 - the story continues in sound only during those points.

    The three survivors seen during the clip are Moody Erwin, Richard Deal and Herbert V Wiley. (Wiley is the Officer seen speaking at 1:13).

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