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  • Short Summary

    Aeroplanes fly in formation and bomb a model of an ocean liner.

  • Description

    Hendon, London.

    Title: "AIR THRILLS at the R.A.F. PAGEANT which included the destruction of a 'Cruiser' by Torpedo-carrying Aeroplanes".

    L/S of fleet of biplanes flying overhead in formation. M/S of biplanes swooping close to the ground. M/S of the aeroplanes flying over a model of an ocean liner, there are several explosions around the 'bow' of the vessel, eventually the entire model explodes.

    M/S of a row of biplanes with their propellers spinning. Various panning L/Ss following the biplanes taking off. Point of view shot, looking over the wings from inside the cockpit on an airborne biplane, the other planes fly beside it. Low angle shots of aeroplanes flying overhead in formation. Point of view shot from inside airborne plane of other aeroplanes in flight. Low angled shot of a line of planes in flight. Various point of view shots from inside plane, good shots of other planes flying in formation and of fields passing beneath.

    L/S of a row aeroplanes in a line in front of aircraft hangars, pilots and engineers wander between planes. L/S of the row of tail fins at the back of the planes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    346.05
    Media URN:
    24485
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:05:00 / 01:19:15:00
    Canister:
    G 1099

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The event was called the "R.A.F. Aerial Pageant". It took place on 28 June 1924.

    Here's an original poster advertising the event....

    http://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/posters/gallery/produc
    t/unframed/poster/raf-aerial-pageant-hendon-charles-e-turner-1924.html

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