• Short Summary

    The Graf Zeppelin takes off on her first test flight.

  • Description

    Germany.

    Various shots of the new airship, Graf Zeppelin, being brought out of a hangar and taking off on her first test flight. Commentator says this airship is to take the place of the Hindenburg. Eerie shots of the airship flying very low over a field - a woman with a dog stands watching - and at a greater height, drifting through the mist.

    Note: shots are quite fuzzy; commentary suggests it was not very good weather that day! This was the Graf Zeppelin II, but was apparently always referred to as the Graf Zeppelin.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    981.27
    Media URN:
    18032
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:21:00 / 01:30:00:00
    Canister:
    38/75

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