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  • Short Summary

    Good material of the maiden voyage of the R-101, Cardington, Bedfordshire.

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    Cardington, Bedfordshire.

    Full titles read: "THE R-101'S TRIUMPH ! - World's largest airship makes successful maiden flight of 5 hours and afterwards returns to her mast as easily as a liner to port."

    L/S of the awesome sight of the gigantic airship the R-101 moored to mast, numerous cars pass by on a busy road in the foreground. M/S of lift moving up the mast to the airship. L/S and M/S of the R-101. Very good footage of the airship leaving it's mooring and being pulled backwards by men holding ropes on the ground. L/S of man looking out form the flight area. Various L/S's shots of the airship in flight

    Intertitle read: "Home again."

    L/S's of the airship docking with the mast, a man is seen reaching out for the mooring rope from the top. L/S and M/S's of the large flying machine firmly docked.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:04:00 / 01:19:19:00
    G 1651

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    R-101's maiden flight featured here took place on 14 October 1929.

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