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    Full title reads: "Akron. Twice as big as the 'Graf Zeppelin'! Mrs Hoover by freeing 48 pigeons - one for each State - names US Navy Dirigible before crowd of 100,000 in its giant hangar."

    Akron, Ohio, United States of America (USA).

    Aerial view of huge hanger built to house the Akron airship.

    Views of crew working inside cockpit of airship.

    Aerials of name on side of hanger 'Goodyear - Zeppelin'. Shots showing large number of cars parked outside hanger.

    Pan across huge crowd gathered in hanger. Shots of First Lady Mrs Lou Hoover, wife of the American President as she walks past the crowd with dignitaries.

    The First Lady waves to the crowd from the podium and then walks to a microphone.

    Shots of American Naval crew of the Akron.

    Pan across crowd.

    Mrs Hoover names the airship 'Akron' and pulls a cord which releases pigeons from a compartment in the dirigible.

    Shots of huge airship in its hanger.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    12648
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    863.31
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:28:00 / 01:46:46:00
    Canister:
    31/68
    Sort Number:
    31/068
  • Appears in...

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    Dirigible Zeppelins First Ladies Lou Hoover
  • Stills

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

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