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  • Short Summary

    Captain H.C. Gray achieves a new record when his hot air balloon hit new heights.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " All altitude records broken. Capt. H.C Gray attains height of 8 miles - 2,000ft. higher than previous record."

    Belleville, United States of America (USA).

    A large balloon is seen emerging from a vast hangar, guided on ropes by a team of men, who are spread out to each side in long lines. They walk in formation, turning to lead the balloon out into the open of the field. The pilot wears a leather coat and dons a flying helmet and complex looking breathing apparatus. C/U as he straps himself amid loads of ropes and cables. M/S as the balloon lifts off, gaining height as the onlookers look upwards .

    Note: The equipment looks scary -good illustration for 'don't get yourself all tied up', 'its a knotty problem', and 'don't catch your breath'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    682.24
    Media URN:
    33001
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:08:00 / 01:36:14:00
    Canister:
    G 1399

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