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  • Description

    Full title reads: "Cardington. Tragedy most profound. Pathetic interest attached to these exclusive pictures taken of the ill-fated R-101 just before she left on what was to be her last journey."

    Cardington, Bedfordshire.

    Shot of the airship R 101 attached to mooring mast. Shots of members of the crew of the dirigible. Crewmen get into mooring mast lift to be taken up to the ship. People, presumably passengers gather by the lift (Including Sir Sefton Branker - Director of Civil Aviation). Shot of engine of R-101.

    N.B. This item is stored in 1930's Extras Can 5 not in the Newsreel.

    A longer, if mute version of this story is found on PM0745.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    7925
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    747.33
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:57:00 / 01:51:49:00
    Canister:
    30/37
    Sort Number:
    30/037
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Travel & Exploration
    WorkSpaces
    airship garden - skies
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Sir Sefton Branker" should read Sefton Brancker.

    Seen at 01:09, left of picture, raising his arm, is Lord Thomson, Secretary of State for Air. He would be one of those that perished.

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