• Short Summary

    Great shots of the Graf Zeppelin airship as it comes to collect passengers at Hanworth Aerodrome.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Hanworth Aerodrome. 'Graf Zeppelin' - arrives to take passengers on board for 24 hours cruise around Great Britain."

    Hanworth Aerodrome, London.

    The German Graf Zeppelin airship floats low above the ground. People are gathered below.

    Shots of a group of Boy Scouts assisting in the landing of the Airship. They are holding on to the cabin / gondolier of the craft as if hangs inches above the ground. More shots of the gondolier.

    Crowds run across the field to get a better look at the airship.

    Passengers are getting on board. C/U of one gentleman looking out of the window of the craft.

    Front on shot of the Graf Zeppelin as it begins to rise up into the air. A spray of ballast water comes out of the side of the balloon and the engines begin to turn over.

    The Airship flies almost straight over the camera position - its name painted clearly on the side.

    Construction name of Graf Zeppelin - L.Z. 130.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:15:00 / 01:06:54:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    Seen here is footage of the Graf Zeppelin;s second visit to Hanworth aerodrome. It took place on 2 July 1932.

    See also clip 863.25, which shows the zeppelin's first visit to Hanworth in 1931.

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