• Short Summary

    The Airship R100 is dismantled for scrap metal.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Cardington - Bedford. 'Hail and Farewell'. The giant airship R-100 - once pride of the skies - ends her days - as scrap, just scrap!"

    Cardington, Bedfordshire.

    Various shots of the dirigible R100 floating around in the skies above Cardington airfield.

    Shots in hanger of the metal frame of the R.100 as it is being dismantled for scrap. Shots of a man smashing parts of the airframe with a sledge hammer. Shots of men using axes on the propellor. Shots of chunks of metal being lowered on ropes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    877.15
    Media URN:
    12876
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:23:00 / 01:23:32:00
    Canister:
    31/99

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