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    Old Flying Story - Mail Plane? , ca 1919.

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    Old flying story. Location of events unknown.

    Pathe's title; Old Flying Story. ca 1919. Some good film; and fun; though sort of disjointed. Opens with shot of biplane flying overhead; then another flying across. Shot of air plane on ground; with RAF man standing in front smiling; speaking; as he makes cheerful gesture; swinging his fists; 2 guys in BG pilot climbing into plane; wind blowing his coat. CU man standing by door laughs; walks in. CU 2 men: one with heavy coat & hood; holding clipboard and writing; as the other; middle-aged guy watches; starts to take clipboard; but guy in hood grabs it back; laughing; calls to someone off screen.

    GV men pushing air plane; running behind wings & tail. CU Pilot in cockpit; other men hand papers to him. Men loading bags in back of plane Front view plane; with several men lifting back end; they set it down; and run around it doing something. ? They gather in front & pose in a row; then run forward. Crew checking tags on large bags and loading them in back of air plane. (During a lot of this these guys are acting silly and joking about.)


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:39:00 / 01:17:27:00
    ON 120 J

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