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  • Short Summary

    Shots of the R 100 Airship as it sets off from England on a flight to Canada.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Cardington. 'Bon Voyage' R-100 - World's largest Airship - with 38 on board & 5 days rations - sails for her 3,385 miles to Montreal."

    Cardington, Bedfordshire.

    Shot of the R 100 Airship attached to a mooring mast. Closer shot of dirigible.

    Shots of supplies (including bread) being off loaded from vans.

    Shot of a man working on the top of the mooring mast.

    CU of the R-100 number on the side of the balloon envelope.

    Shots of the tail areas.

    Supplies and men go up in the lift inside the mooring mast.

    Intertitle reads: "Eerie - indeed - it was in the dark - to the cheers of the Crew's loved ones - to hear her - warm up - cast off - and leave for the great adventure!"

    LS of the airship as it moves away on its way to Canada.

    The following section looks like cuts: Shot of the empty end of the mooring mast. Shot of the line paying out to the R 100. Crowds gathered to watch the airship go off. Various shots of an unidentified man with officials and crew on the ground. Shot of the Airship in flight.

    Sound Track Missing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:22:00 / 01:48:51:00

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