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  • Short Summary

    England presents aeroplane to Australia.

  • Description

    Presentation of aeroplane. Hull, United Kingdom.

    Aviation; ceremonies. City of Hull; England presents aeroplane to Australia. Group of dignitaries arriving: Woman carrying Australian Flag; man with medallion; guys with top hats; walking toward camera. DS Crowd with these people making their way through it. More shots looking over crowd; all sorts of people; quite a few children.

    Shot of row of soldiers with rifles & bayonets. Officers inspect soldiers. Platform crowded with people; many Union Jacks. Large open park area; with people crowded at edge. Others on platform next to aeroplane cheer and wave hats as a lady prepares to christen the plane. CU Woman poses as if she's showing emblem on plane and words City of Hull-Australia. Pan across crowd to platform again; man and woman hold up Australian flag.

    Empire; Commonwealth; christening; World War One.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:08:00 / 01:17:07:00
    ON 093 O

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  1. dmarritt says

    Presentation of Imperial Air Fleet aeroplane "City of Hull" to Australia. 25/05/1918 Hull Grammar School playing fields on Anlaby Rd, Hull. The aeroplane was funded by Hull Chamber of Commerce members

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