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    The aviator Charles Lindbergh arrives in France after Atlantic crossing.

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    Lindbergh's Atlantic flight - arrival at Le Bourget in Paris - arrival at Croydon 1927.

    American aviator Charles Lindbergh lands at Le Bourget airport in Paris; France; after his historic solo flight across the Atlantic. 1927. Great quality! Shot looking over crowd at airport; spotlights shine over people. Very dark shot crowd rushing across field. Wide shot Presidential Palace (?) at night w/ crowd in front. LS several French soldiers looking at L.'s aeroplane; the Spirit of St. Louis. (Preceding title said The Man but don't see L.; maybe inside plane?) French flag draped over balcony. Shots looking up at sharp angle at L. & others on balcony. Journalists & photographers meet L. and USA's ambassador Myron Herrick at press conference.

    LS L.; Herrick & others pose on steps. MS same. MCU LS from = height: L. & others on a balcony; US flag at left. CU from side L. tips hat. Shot from above: street; crowds press around as L. gets into car. Another view: car drives off. MLS display of French & US flags on Hotel de Ville. Shot from straight across; glimpse of French statesman coming out to balcony w/ US flag. Shot from ground level of crowd outside H. de V.; all start waving. Shot of same balcony; w/ L.; French government official (?); Herriot; etc.. More of crowd. Arrival at Croydon airport. Huge crowd waving. Aeroplane approaches from distance. Aeroplane lands. Crowd rushing. Various shots mob scene; car squeezes through w/ L. riding on front. L. climbs ladder to tower. Shots of Lindbergh on tower w/ megaphone; crowd. Heroes; fame

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:52:00 / 01:47:52:00
    ON 494 K

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