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  • Short Summary

    The R 33 airship returns after 29 hours, battered and bruised but safe, to Pulham in Norfolk.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Epic of the air. After 29 hours battle with the elements - the R-33 limps home safely - to nation's relief and thanks. Pulham, Norfolk.

    Intertitle - 'the first glimpse - (note wheels used for ballast - still hanging.)'

    L/S of the R 33 airship in the fog, M/S as it becomes clearer. M/S of the front of the airship all battered and collapsed, various shots as it lowers towards the ground, lots of people stand on the airfield. M/S of it near the ground. C/U of the front which has collapsed and the cover is torn, the camera pans down to the bottom with lots of people round.

    Intertitle - 'Heroes all!' M/S as we see the crew with a border round, as if framed in a picture, the camera pans across them. L/S of the airship flying with its torn cover. M/S of a man in the cabin underneath and others round the side. Various shots of the airship flying. M/S of men in the cabin, others guide it down and they climb out.

    L/S of the airship flying along, various shots of it flying and coming into land. We see the torn cover and collapsed front. L/S of it on the ground. L/S of people walking towards it.

    Note: the cuts run from 01:27:21 to the end of the item, from 01:28:28 the picture looks very scratched.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:48:00 / 01:31:13:00
    G 1182

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