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    Shots of 3 famous aviators - Dorme; Deullin & Guynemer.

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    Airmen - Dorme, Deullin and Guynemer - 1916.

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    CU of one of the flying aces in the cockpit; wearing helmet. CU Next flyer; seated on top of his aeroplane; with legs hanging down into cockpit area. Pilot number 3 also CU in cockpit; turning to look at camera.

    Military; hero. World War One. Aviation.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:23:05:00 / 01:23:33:00
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  1. Unknown user says

    The three men featured in this clip are all French WWI fighter aces.

    The first man, seen at 00:01, is Rene Dorme. He achieved 23 aerial victories. He was shot down and killed on 25 May 1917.

    The second man, seen at 00:09, is Albert Deullin. He was credited with 20 aerial victories. He died in a plane crash on 29 May 1923.

    The third man, seen at 00:19, is Georges Guynemer. The stork emblem seen on his aircraft tells us that at the time of filming he was with Escadrille N.3 (Stork Squadron). Guynemer was credit with 53 aerial victories. He went missing on 11 September 1917.

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  2. brunodehem says

    Sorry but :

    The first pilot into his Spad is Georges Guynemer
    The second pilot sitting on his Nieuport is René Dorme (look at his nick name 'Père Dorme painted on the fuse)
    The third pilot is Albert Deullin
    These 3 pilots belonged to Escadrille N 3 Les Cigognes (stork)

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