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  • Short Summary

    Italian crew flies from Calcutta to Rangoon on their way to Australia.

  • Description

    Calcutta, India & Rangoon, Burma.

    Title reads 'Dall' Italia agli antipodi - Dal nostro operatore Mario Fioretti al seguito di Maner Lualdi invialo speciale e pilola del 'Corriere Della Sera' - Da Calcutta a Rangoon'.

    CU. Man (possibly Mario Fioretti) reading an English newspaper. CU. Newspaper headline 'Cyclone may hit Calcutta'. MS. Man putting miniature Christmas tree onto plane. MS. Friends bringing crew Christmas presents, men hug and smile. CU. Christmas cake, a present for the flyers. Two Italian men Lualdi and Fioretti are preparing for record breaking flight from Calcutta to Rangoon. CU. The two flyers drinking from cups. MS. Woman looking at children playing with Christmas presents - children of pilots in Rome. MS. Woman and little boy in Rome looking at photo of one of the flyers. LS. Flyers canoeing - Rangoon. CU. Canoe paddle. LS. & MS. Pilots are welcomed by the Italian colony in Rangoon. CU. Sign - "BIRMANIA - ITALIA". CU. One of the flyers eating spaghetti. LS. Burmese tapping the rubber trees. CU. Rubber running into receptacles. MS. Burmese schoolboys leaving school. LS. Schoolboys entering church. CU. Burmese police traffic controller. GV. Street scene in Rangoon. GV. Shwe Dagon pagoda (several shots). MS. Burmese women bathing babies. CU. Eating rice, using their fingers. CU. Burmese woman smoking cigar. Several close up shots of Burmese children laughing.

    (Mute. Lav.)

    Date found in the old record - 11/01/1952.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:03:00 / 02:01:23:00
    UN 2418 C

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