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  • Short Summary

    Helicopter flies over Alps, taking same route as George Chavez on first Alps flight in 1910.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    Helicopter follows same route taken by George Chavez, first man to fly over the Alps on 23 September 1910.

    Italian newsreel titles read: 'IN MEMORIA DI GEO CHAVEZ - UN ELICOTTERO TRAVERSA LE ALPI'.

    Several shots of memorial to Chavez at Briga where some kind of ceremony is taking place with a brass band and officials. This is the spot that Chavez started his flight from. Two men stand at the memorial. C/U of card on wreath to 'Jorge Chavez'.

    General view of Bell Helicopter taking off. Shot from helicopter as it ascends. Shots of Bell Helicopter flying overhead, scattering cows in the fields below. Aerial views of Briga in mountains, wooded mountains, Hotel Belle Vue at Simplon.

    C/U control panel in helicopter. Shot of pilot pan to joystick - ground is seen through transparent nose of helicopter. Aerial views of Simplon pass showing road and stream.

    Aerial views of town of Domo D'Ossola. Shadow of helicopter on ground. Shot from helicopter of people on the ground looking up.

    General view of helicopter landing at Domo D'Ossola. Pilot gets out and places flowers on the memorial to Chavez here, at his landing point. Shot of the memorial.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:19:00 / 01:33:11:00
    UN 2297 I

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