• Short Summary

    Italian aviator and politician Marshal Balbo leads a flight to a warm greeting in New York.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown

    Title reads: "Italian Air Armada Stirs New York! Balbo's fleet makes Metropolis starting point of return flight."

    New York, United States of America.

    Air to air views of group of planes flying above New York. Closer shot shows that they are sea planes.

    Shots of local fascists giving salute. Views of the flotilla of seaplanes coming in to land.

    A small launch comes into a quay, men in Italian air force come on shore. Marshal Italo Balbo, Italian politician and aviator, is driven in an open top car past crowds.

    Title reads: "New York Hails Balbo On Eve Of Return Hop." American voiceover.

    Italian and the Stars and Stripes flags hang above street as Balbo and his group of fliers are given a ticker tape parade along Lower Broadway. Balbo meets with Mayor O'Brien and gives a speech of thanks (in Italian) from the steps of City Hall. 'Viva New York'.

    N.B. It appears that Balbo's flight took place in 1933

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:22:00 / 01:51:06:00
    UN 121 A

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