18 hot air balloons take part in the Gordon Bennett balloon race in Brussels, Belgium.
No title, paperwork reads - Gordon Bennett balloon race. 18 balloons from seven nations compete - "Elsie", the British entry was wrecked by collision with train at Etaples. Brussels, Belgium.
L/S of hot air balloons slowly taking off, L/S of the crowd watching from the side. M/S as one balloon sails away, one of them is kept down with netting over the top. M/S of a lady and some men watching and smiling. L/S of a balloon sailing high up. M/S of various ones on the ground and another sailing away. L/S of crowds waving as one balloon makes its way up. One with 'USA army' on the side is tethered on the ground, another one sails upwards. C/U of one balloon on the ground, it says 'Belgica' on the side, this fades briefly to a man adjusting a basket. M/S of balloon sailing upwards. M/S of two men in a basket, C/U profile of another one talking, he turns to the camera and smiles. L/S of a balloon above the treetops. M/S as a group of men let smaller balloons fly away. L/S of a shot of the crowd superimposed over the balloons.
Note: there is a shorter yellow tinted version of this item with the same title and footage on *PM0406*.