• Short Summary

    THE MOST GRACEFUL FORM OF AIR TRANSPORT -- SLOW, SILENT BALLOONS LIFTED OFF FROM A SHOWGROUND IN SUSSEX -- SOME FORTY MILES SOUTH OF LONDON -- YESTERDAY.

  • Description

    THE MOST GRACEFUL FORM OF AIR TRANSPORT -- SLOW, SILENT BALLOONS LIFTED OFF FROM A SHOWGROUND IN SUSSEX -- SOME FORTY MILES SOUTH OF LONDON -- YESTERDAY. A BALLOON COMPETITION, WITH ENTRANTS FROM A NUMBER OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, WAS ONE OF THE FEATURES OF EXPO SUSSEX '68 AND EXHIBITION OF LIFE AND ACTIVITY IN THIS ENGLISH FARMING COUNTY.

    BALLOONISTS BROUGHT THEIR MULTI-COLOURED CRAFT FROM GERMANY, BELGIUM, SWITZERLAND, FRANCE, HOLLAND AND BRITAIN FOR THE COMPETITION. THE AIM WAS FOR THE BALLOONISTS TO NAVIGATE AND CONTROL THEIR BALLOONS TO LAND AS NEAR AS POSSIBLE TO CERTAIN POINTS ON A WAR.

    LACK OF WIND, HOWEVER, PREVENTED YESTERDAY'S LEG OF COMPETITION FROM REACHING A COMPETITIVE FINISH. EACH BALLOON WAS FILLED WITH HIGHLY-INFLAMMABLE HYDROGEN -- AT A COST OF 200 STERLING A BALLOON -- AND CARRIED A CREWMAN AND A PASSENGER.

    EXPO SUSSEX, '68 IS SPONSORED BY THE SUSSEX CHURCHES CAMPAIGN, WHICH AIMS TO RAISE MONEY TO PROVIDE CHURCHES ON SUSSEX HOUSING ESTATES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA83GIPIZFISVNYIBW2OTMVUJO7
    Media URN:
    VLVA83GIPIZFISVNYIBW2OTMVUJO7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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