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    De Havilland Comet arrives in Rome after record breaking two hour flight.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    De Havilland "Comet" in Rome after record breaking two hour flight, Ciampino Airfield, Italy.

    Various shots of people waiting at Ciampino airfield to greet the Comet. LS plane flying in the sky (not the Comet). MS the Comet landing and taxiing in. LS people waiting at the airport. CU the Comet coming to a standstill. MS passengers alighting from aeroplane. CU one of the passengers

    Various shots of British and Italian officials exchanging greetings. Various shots crowd clustered round plane. Officials alight from plane (2 shots). Guards being placed over jet vents (3 shots). MS jet units of plane. MS wheel of plane with officials inspecting plane. CU name on side of plane - "De Havilland Comet".

    MS group, including pilot John Cunningham. CUs of Cunningham. MSs the Comet with people and airfield vehicles around it. CU wing of Comet. MS wing and people standing around. CU tail, showing Union Jack on it. Back view of plane. Tail and rear of plane's fuselage. MS two Italian air hostesses, pan up to tail of Comet. CU men chatting. CU man on airfield. MS pilot John Cunningham boarding plane. MS door of plane sliding into position. Plane on airfield. LS plane taxiing and taking off.

    Date given on old record is 20/03/1950.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:21:00 / 01:24:59:00
    UN 2245 D

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