• Short Summary

    Schoolboys launch model aircraft from a German hillside and a full size glider is launched.

  • Description

    Germany.

    Introductory intertitle reads: "The boys of Germany are living in a state of air-mindedness today - Out of school they stream to their model flying grounds - "

    Good high angle shot of a large group of German schoolboys running along holding toy aeroplanes above their heads. They are all shouting as they run along. Low angle shot of the boys running towards the camera with their 'planes. M/S of the boys scampering across a hillside throwing their 'planes in the air. Low angle shot of a teacher (?) launching one of the planes. Various shots of the planes flying through the sky - some of them go quite a long way.

    "Gliding, too, is progressing in leaps - and glides - (and sometimes bumps)." C/U of the front of a glider on the ground. The name "Eckhardt" is painted on the side of the aircraft - the paint has run. The pilot lifts a young child (wearing a little sailor suit) into the cockpit. The boy sits in with the man - probably his father.

    L/S of group of men pulling the glider along. They run and then get out of the way as the glider is launched. Camera follows it as it glides over the countryside.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1592.01
    Media URN:
    51212
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:20:00 / 01:01:45:00
    Canister:
    PSP 740

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