• Short Summary

    Good views of the airship Akron attached to its mooring mast.

  • Description

    Shots of the American Airship Akron on its mooring mast, it is damaged when it hits the ground.

    Full title reads: "Lakehurst, N. J., America's 'Pride of the Sky'. Crowds flee in panic as wind 'takes charge' of mighty Airship 'Akron'."

    Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States of America.

    M/S Akron airship attached to low mooring mast. People standing in the foreground give some impression of the size of the balloon.

    C/U attachment holding the nose of the airship to the mooring mast. Pan down mast to show the base, which is on wheels and is being manoeuvred by men.

    L/S as the wind changes direction the airship starts to swing round towards the crowd watching in the foreground.

    M/S showing damage to the fin of the USS Akron. There are tears in the fuselage. Crowds are gathered to inspect the damage. Closer shot of the people at the base of the fuselage.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    665.18
    Media URN:
    4834
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:51:00 / 01:21:52:00
    Canister:
    32/19

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