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    Marshal Balbo, Governor of Tripoli, attends the Grand Prix which was won by Rudolf Caracciola in a Mercedes.

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    Tripoli, Libya.

    Item title reads: " Grand Prix of Tripoli - Caracciola wins famous road race".

    MS. Marshal Italo Balbo famous ex-Air Minister and Governor of Tripoli talking with motor race officials. WS. crowd and grandstands. Cars lined up outside their garages. CU. Pan from racing driver to Marshal Balbo WS. General / Marshal Balbo inspecting a line of cars. MS. Marshal Balbo chatting with drivers. LS. Mechanics at work. MS. Mechanic working on the engine of a car. MS. mechanic working on car engine. MS. Mechanics working on an engine. CU. Brake system. CU. Engine. WS. Line of race cars being prepared for the race. MS. Car No. 42 being wheeled out. WS. Pan along Grandstand. LS. Tilt up tower.

    WS. Cars moving down fro the start of the race. WS. Crowds seated in the Grandstands. LS. Libyans seated on a wall to watch the race. WS. Cars racing through. WS. From the rear of the grandstand of cars racing down a straight. WS. Cars completing another lap. LS. dignitary watching through binoculars. LS. Car No. 52 approaching a corner. WS & WS. Cars approaching and racing round a corner. WS. Cars going round a bend. WS. Grandstands. WS Cars completing another lap.

    LS. High Angle looking down on Rudolf Caracciola in his winning Mercedes. WS. Libyans watching the racing from behind a fence. Various shots of cars during the race. WS. The winner crossing the finish line. CU The winner seated in his car. WS. Pan across Grandstand. CU. Caracciola.

    Note: Event was held on 12 May 1935.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:35:00 / 01:45:10:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    Event was held on 12 May 1935.

    Amongst the car makes seen are Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, Bugatti and Auto Union.

    "Caracciola" is Rudolf Caracciola.

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  3. Unknown user says

    Grand Prix Of Tripoli at the Autodromo di Mellaha on 12th May 1935.

    00:11 - Tazio Nuvolari (Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo Bi-motore No.42).
    00:13 - Marshal Balbo with Achille Varzi (Auto Union No.24).
    00:16 - Nuvolari, Louis Chiron (Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo Bi-motore No.56) and Balbo.
    00:53 - No.52 Manfred von Brauchitsch in a Mercedes W25.
    01:12 - No.24 Achille Varzi in an auto Union makes a pit stop.

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