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  • Short Summary

    Good shots of airships 'Italia" and 'R 34'.

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    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.


    Dark views over frozen Northern ice flow. Views of the airship 'Italia' flying over head on expedition to the Arctic. Shots of a flying boat taking off from an Arctic lake. Aerial views over the Arctic. CU of pilots in cold weather flying gear in the control room.

    Night time views. Airship is lit by searchlight beams.

    Title reads: "Airship that made history - R. 34 - that made voyage to America and back - collapse after safely reaching her base." Views of British dirigible the R 34 coming in close to land. Various shots of airship. People get out of gondola (possibly in United States of America).

    Intertitle reads: "These pictures were shown within days of their being taken 3,000 miles away. Another record for the Pathe Gazette." More shots of the R 34.

    Title reads: "Pulham, Norfolk. Safe Home! The landing of the R 34 at 7.57 am having made the return journey in 75 hours and 3 minutes." The R 34 come down close to the earth. Shots of people holding on to the gondola after the airship has landed. They are moving it.

    Intertitle reads: "Major Pritchard descends by parachute to supervise landing."

    Shots of members of the crew leaning out of doorway. They shake hands with the ground crew.

    Intertitle reads: "Major Scott - The Commander of the R.34." CU of Commander Scott.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:54:00 / 01:52:12:00
    UN 58 V

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