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  • Short Summary

    First flight of passenger biplane - the De Havilland Hercules - destined for Cairo to Karachi service.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Giant Liner of the Skies for Cairo to Karachi Service. First pictures of wonderful De Havilland Hercules (3 - 450 h.p. Bristol Jupiter engines)".

    Stag Lane Aerodrome, London.

    Panning shot of large passenger biplane. Panning M/S of biplane, one of the propellers is moving. M/S of tail fins. M/S of pilots in open cockpit, the front propeller is spinning. L/S of aeroplane taking off.

    Intertitle reads: "She carries a collapsible boat in case of landing on the sea".

    M/S of two men in front of a grounded plane, they are emptying out an inflatable dinghy from a duffle bag and stretch it out for camera. The men then inflate the dinghy with a hand pump. The men get into the boat to demonstrate how it's to be used.

    Out takes / cuts start at 01:47:44. L/Ss of airborne aeroplane. We see it coming in to land. More shots aeroplane on ground. M/S of pilot posing in front of his plane. Otherwise similar to shots in edited bit of item.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:07:00 / 01:52:22:00
    G 1358

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