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  • Short Summary

    Pilots attach camera to plane and take aerial shots of bombed out town.

  • Description

    Location of events unclear - could be France?

    C/U of ancient biplane - possibly Wright military flyer reconnaissance plane - with pilot and passenger, a third man on ground hands passenger a movie camera. They fix the camera to the plane. Aeroplane starts, taxiing on field.

    Aerial shots from low flying plane. Plane on the ground after landing More aerial shot from a greater height of a town, some bombing damage noticeable but not totally flattened. The aerial shots are quite blurry and shaky.

    World War One; destruction; damage; aviation.

    Modified WPA record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1854.05
    Media URN:
    71502
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:05:00 / 01:06:10:00
    Canister:
    ON 018 C

Comments (1)

  1. Coldharbour says

    Definately not a Wright Military Flyer.

    This is a French Maurice Farman MFII 'Shorthorn.'

    The 'MF' marking on the tail fins provides the identification of the unit that this aircraft was attached to.

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