Scenes from various locations tracking the latest transatlantic crossings.
Item title reads: "Lindbergh departs, on USS.Cruiser "Memphis" for home, where greatest welcome ever accorded a returning hero awaits him."
Inter title reads: " his nonstop 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 Mr.C.A.Levine"
M/S plane at hangar - being pulled out to tarmac. The aircraft has New York - Berlin - Paris written on sides. Number 140 clear on side. A team of 5 or so pose, followed by a larger group. The plane is fuelled for the journey by a man using some kind of hand pump. There are men in uniform about and the camera pans to the crowd gathered. Individuals chat with pilot, now in the aircraft, and the engine prop is now going - ready to go (01:02:23) the aircraft taxis with a small group holding onto the wings as it moves across the grass. Two individuals pose -one man with an eye patch. They get into the cockpit - no leather coats just ordinary winter coats and hats. There is a final shot posing with a woman in a fur trimmed coat. The plane takes off. There is a series of shots of landing and take off, with some air to ground and showing the other cameramen. (01:06:45)
L/S of another plane landing in open countryside. The aircraft comes slightly uphill, is quickly surrounded by a small crowd. The pilot, a man with a moustache, is greeted by men in uniform. (...wording Raphael on the side)
M/S of the first plane, 140, at take off, and pulled out of hangar. The woman in the fur trimmed coat with her hair in curled side plaits poses for the camera.
Note: This is two part item - see also *PM0684* - 31 for Reel 1 of 2