• Short Summary

    Gathering of Aviators in Rome - they visit the monument to the Unknown Soldier with Mussolini.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Italy. Atlantic Flyers Meet - at invitation of Signor Mussolini, & before opening their Congress, place wreath on Tomb of Unknown Warrior."

    Rome, Italy.

    Group of people, many in uniform walk up steps with Benito Mussolini. (Voiceover says the opening of the Atlantic Flyer's Congress was marred by news of the deaths of the two Hungarian representatives, Captain Andre and Mr Bekey (?)) The group are walking up the steps to place a wreath on the Italian tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

    Amongst the group with Il Duce is General / Marshal Italo Balbo the Italian Air Minister who also flew with the Italians across from South America.

    Group of flyers including Gen. Balbo, Sir Hubert Wilkins, Captain Cole, Captain Saul from Ireland.

    Voiceover says that Amelia Earhart arrived just too late for the Conference.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    675.42
    Media URN:
    5021
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:13:00 / 01:55:23:00
    Canister:
    32/43

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