Wilbur Wright The Bird Man

Star Item


Unused / unissued material -

Full title reads: "Wilbur Wright The Bird Man Performs a 2 Hours Flight and Rises About 360 ft From The Ground".

Intertitle reads: "The Aeroplane is Brought to the Starting Place".

Preparation for the flight, the machine is taken to launching position...



Black & White
Media URN:
Sort Number:
UN 0001 F (R)
Time in/Out:
01:19:41:00 / 01:24:24:00
UN 1 F (R)
Film ID:
Issue Date:

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!

Related Videos

America's Memorial To Famous Wright Brothers In North Carolina

America's Memorial To Famous Wright Brothers In North Carolina

The American Naval Air Force pays tribute to the Wright Brothers at a memorial in North Carolina.

On Scene Of World's First Flight

On Scene Of World's First Flight

A stone is erected with a plaque to mark the first flight as a memorial to Orville and Wilbur Wright. Kill Devil Hill, America.

Kitty Hawk Ceremony For Wright Brothers

Kitty Hawk Ceremony For Wright Brothers

American newsreel showing dedication ceremony for pioneer airmen, the Wright Brothers.

The Conquest Of The Air Reel 1

The Conquest Of The Air Reel 1

Great documentary tracing the history of aviation.

Five Reigns Reel 1

Five Reigns Reel 1

Historic events during the reign of five British Monarchs.

Following on from '10 Tragedies Caught on Film', we bring you part 2 and ten more tragedies that were captured when the reels were recording.
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Over its history, the Pathe cameras filmed a number of people who had committed heinous crimes. So in no particular order, these images show ten faces of truly evil men and women.