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  • Short Summary

    Footage of early passenger plane and mail plane.

  • Description

    London - Belgium air mail and transport plane.

    Aviation; commercial. Early passenger aeroplanes and mail plane; 1920s? England/Belgium air mail plane: Loading mail bags onto aeroplane; Shot of a line of men holding bags standing in front of a bi-plane. The first man in line hands his bag to another man who packs it in the aeroplane; Ghent printed on bags. CU 2 men on ground by aeroplane; pilot in cockpit; one man hands up papers; pilot signs document. Plane starts to move. Shot from behind; aeroplane taxis away.

    A few men & women seeing off a friend who is boarding aeroplane; she climbs ladder to enter plane. Man helps to raise windows by passenger seat (seat is directly behind pilot; not inside body of aeroplane); the woman passenger wears cap pulled down; goggles; etc. Next; another plane (Airco Deluxe ?). Two passengers climb small ladder to enter aeroplane. They sit at table; smoking; talking. One picks up deck of cards.

    CU 2 other passengers; one banging on typewriter like travelling journalist on a deadline; the other reading. Shot of same type plane on ground w/ a man walking away from it; looks like woman passenger inside.

    Cataloguer's note: Same material as ON 115 I and ON382C; but in different order.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:32:00 / 01:29:14:00
    ON 388 A

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