• Short Summary

    Large model aircraft are seen in flight - they are made by 28 year old Albert Briggs.

  • Description

    Tadworth, Surrey.

    Large, intricate model aeroplanes are seen in action. Various shots of aircraft flying through the air. Albert Briggs makes the models and he has an assistant to help him fly them. C/U of Albert holding the controls of his model planes and shot of him running to collect the plane when it lands. Good C/U of three young boys lying on the grass watching the display.

    A model Lincoln Bomber is seen in C/U. Mr Briggs fills petrol tanks of the plane and wipes excess off the model with a cloth. C/Us of various parts of the aircraft. C/U of Albert attaching wires to the model then C/U of his assistant George Webb operating the controls. C/U of children watching. Albert is working on a radio controlled Universal Freighter - narrator gives specifications of the new plane (we don't see this one). Various shots of the B17 Flying Air Fortress taking off and flying intercut with C/Us of children watching.

    Note: print only - no negs.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    61.22
    Media URN:
    1445
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:18:00 / 01:32:59:00
    Canister:
    CP 126

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