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  • Short Summary

    The gondola used by Piccard for his record breaking balloon flight is brought down from the Tyrol.

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    Full title reads: "In the Tyrol. For Posterity. Gondola in which Prof. Piccard made record ascent (10 miles), hauled down mountainside on first stages of journey to National Museum in Brussels."

    Tyrol Mountains, Austria.

    High in the snowcapped mountains. L/S group of skiers are moving a Gondola from a balloon. The gondola is spherical and is being pulled by hand.

    Closer shot of the men moving the gondola. Men standing in front of gondola. One chap looks very groovy in his sunglasses - obviously it is very bright high up in the Tyrol.

    The gondola is manoeuvred onto a ski mounting. The skiers then begin to move it off across the snow. Several of the men are dressed in traditional Tyrollean clothing.

    The gondola is moved over a bridge crossing a mountain ravine.

    They slowly move down towards a village in the bottom of the valley.

    Note: There are two Piccards - Jean and Auguste. They are identical twins so it is possible to confuse them in some records.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:07:13:00 / 01:08:16:00

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