• Short Summary

    18 members of the Torino Football team die in air crash in Italy.

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    Full title reads: "Turin Footballers Killed - A City Mourns".

    Turin, Italy. 18 members of the Torino Football team die in air crash.

    LS Elevated shot massed crowds lining the route of the funeral of the Torino Football team, who were killed in an air crash. CU Coffin being borne along on shoulders of other men. CU Woman mourner. CU Pan names of two of the dead footballer on side of coffin. CU Coffin being carried along. CU Woman crying. CU Pan two more names on coffin. LS. Elevated coffin being placed on carriage and draped with flag. CU. Woman mourner. CU The flag draped over the coffin.

    LS Superga Cathedral, which the 'plane carrying the Torinos crashed into. CU Two men discussing the Crash. MS Pan down from wall of Cathedral to wrecked 'plane. CU The crashed 'plane. CU The crashed 'plane. CU Pan over wreckage. CU Wreckage. CU Passport photo of one of the victims. Hand takes it away revealing photo, of man in football togs.

    LS Elevated cortege going through streets. MS Flower decked lorry. MS Mourners in procession. MS Travel shot along crowd lining roadside. LS Elevated footballers in procession. LS Elevated cortege. CU People lining roadside. LS Elevated flower-bedecked lorry.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:01:00 / 01:09:27:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    Crash occurred on 4 May 1949.

    Plane involved was a Fiat G.212CP.

    "Turino" should read Torino, the team being Torino F.C.

    Amongst those killed was Englishman Leslie Lievesley, a former player for Manchester United, Doncaster Rovers, Torquay United and Crystal Palace.

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