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  • Short Summary

    Charles Lindbergh leaves for home and Chamberlin breaks his Atlantic record but has to land at Gottbus, Germany with a broken propellor.

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    According to paperwork this is a duplicate of items 930.11 and 684.31 - this version is probably best quality. 1927 Lindbergh material is in quite a muddle so best to view everything to find best shots.

    Item title reads - Lindbergh departs on U.S.S. cruiser "Memphis" for home - where greatest welcome ever accorded a returning hero, awaits him. Cherbourg, France.

    L/S as Charles Lindbergh's aeroplane flies overhead and comes in to land on the airfield. M/S of gendarmes clearing the crowds as he walks through followed by lots of people. M/S as his drives along in cavalcade past crowds and stops at Embassy (?) with American and French flags outside.

    Intertitle - 'his non-stop record of 3,610 miles in 34 hours, was quickly eclipsed by Mr Chamberlin's 3,905 in 42 3/4 hours, who was however accompanied by a passenger Mr C.A. Levine.

    M/S of Chamberlin stood in front of his aeroplane. M/S as propellor is started and chocks taken away. M/S of Chamberlin in aeroplane, he turns and waves. M/S as the aeroplane taxis and takes off. Various shots as it flies along.

    Intertitle - 'At Gottbus .... within 100 miles of Berlin the intrepid airman had forced landing - a broken propellor and a wonderful reception.'

    M/S of Chamberlin's aeroplane on the ground, soldiers look at it. Various shots of the broken propellor. M/S as people surround his car. M/S as Chamberlin emerges with a group of people and smiles.

    Intertitle - 'Berliners waited day and night to greet the world's flight record breakers.'

    M/S of Chamberlin stood in front of aeroplane with others. C/U of him in front of the plane, he chats to someone. M/S of him holding a bouquet of flowers.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:34:00 / 01:54:40:00
    G 1405

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Chamberlin" is Clarence Chamberlin.

    "Mr C A Levine" is Charles Albert Levine, owner of the plane "Columbia" in which they flew. The columbia took off on 4 June 1927, and was forced down on the 6 June.

    The aircraft is a Bellanca WB-2.

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