• Short Summary

    Library material montage promoting Bleriot Anniversary race.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Air Race Remakes History".

    Montage of library material in item promoting race from Marble Arch to Arc de Triomphe using any kind of transport - Bleriot Anniversary Race.

    High angled shot Marble Arch, London. M/S helicopter taking off seen through window of control tower. M/S helicopter. Aerial shot St. Paul's cathedral, City, industrial docks. Brilliant aerial shot of River Seine in Paris. Various shots of Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.

    Library shots of early aviators and experimental aircraft (c. 1920). We see footage of Louis Bleriot's attempt to cross Channel by air.

    L/S Victor jet bomber flying. C/U Nevil Duke, jet test pilot. C/U Stirling Moss, racing driver. C/U Lord Montague and his wife. C/U Billy Butlin. Panning shot cyclists Eileen Sheridan. M/S man on roller skates along street. Travel shot man on horseback along street. Panning shot man in bowler hat on water scooter. Travel shot speed walker. L/S man in net suspended from helicopter. L/S cross Channel swimmer. Panning shot racing car. Angle shot man in flying dingy with helicopter blades attached - v. quirky!

    Note: press releases, programmes and other info about race on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1589.11
    Media URN:
    51303
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:01:00 / 01:12:51:00
    Canister:
    59/56

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