• Short Summary

    TEN INTERNATIONAL BALLOONISTS SET OFF FROM HENGELO IN HOLLAND YESTERDAY (JUNE 8) ON A LONG-DISTANCE RACE.

  • Description

    TEN INTERNATIONAL BALLOONISTS SET OFF FROM HENGELO IN HOLLAND YESTERDAY (JUNE 8) ON A LONG-DISTANCE RACE. ORIGINALLY II HAD ENTERED FOR THE RACE, BUT FRANCIS SHIELDS OF THE U.S.A., WAS KILLED IN VIENNA LAST THURSDAY.

    THE RACE WAS THE 23RD OF ITS KIND TO BE HELD IN HOLLAND, BUT EACH YEAR STAGING THE EVENT BECOMES INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT, BECAUSE OF THE AVAILABILITY OF AIR SPACE.

    AT THE START OF THE RACE THE WIND WAS SOUTH TO SOUTH-WEST AND ITS GROUND SPEED WAS ABOUT EIGHT MILES AN HOUR. THE BIGGEST BALLOON IN THE RACE WAS A GERMAN ENTRY, THE GRAF VON ZEPPELIN.

    PILOTS IN THIS YEAR'S RACE CAME FROM SWITZERLAND, BELGIUM, GERMANY, FRANCE, AUSTRIA AND HOLLAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA85T40MDLZE0RJLGN6GW0ZOWJD
    Media URN:
    VLVA85T40MDLZE0RJLGN6GW0ZOWJD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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