• Short Summary

    A monument is unveiled to the Wright Brothers on the site of their early flights - Orville Wright attends.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "America. Aviation's Pioneers. National Memorial to the Wright Brothers on site of their first flight ... and it was only 29 years ago ... unveiled."

    United States of America.

    Poorly copied library footage of what the voiceover tells us is the Wright Brothers first flight in 1903. It certainly looks like one of the early flights by Wilbur and Orville Wright in their early biplane.

    Back in 1932 - Orville Wright (left) shakes hands with unidentified man.

    Large memorial built on Kildevil Hill to commemorate the Brother's achievements.

    Closer shot of the unveiling ceremony. Orville stands with other dignitaries. As the cover is removed we can read the inscription - 'Genius'. The unveiling is done by Ruth Nichols.

    C/U of Orville Wright.

    L/S of the monument.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    689.28
    Media URN:
    5288
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:09:00 / 01:39:49:00
    Canister:
    32/97

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