Italian airmen, led by Marshal Balbo, start on their flight across the Atlantic in flying boats.
Full title reads: "Italy. First "Formation" Atlantic Flight. 12 giant hydroplanes set out on great adventure from Rome to Rio de Janeiro, with General Balbo, Italian Air Minister, in command."
CU a finger traces on a map the route the planes will take from Italy to Brazil.
Shot of General / Marshal Italo Balbo with crew of planes. Shots of other fliers including Commander Maddelena.
Shots of flying boat being moved. More shots of the planes.
The men of the flight are gathered together to celebrate Mass.
Night shots. An Italian flag is raised and a salute is played on a bugle.
Morning. One of the flying boats is started up. Various shots of the planes taking off.
This material is from 1930s Extras Reel 1 - keep separately from original newsreels.
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