An item concerning the R-38 Airship crash, it includes footage of the wreckage and funerals of the victims.
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Various shots of the wreckage in the river Humber, people try and pull bits out from boats surrounding it. M/S of the crew playing a game with coins, they line up and march away. M/S of U.S. survivor Norman O. Walker laughing. More shots of the crew before the crash laughing and messing about trying to get one man into a big fur suit by lifting him up and putting him in. We also see them playing with pennies again.
L/S of a coffin being carried onto a ship, forces are stood to attention alongside, the coffin is draped in the U.S. flag. M/S as the coffin is placed on a stand. M/S of sailors standing by with wreaths. We see various shots of other funerals of the British airmen taking place. The corteges move along and the coffins are carried on biers.
M/S Norman and another man standing together chatting to other officers. Various shots of the wreckage again. We see shots of the airship being prepared and painted before the journey and more shots of the crew. Various shots of several pieces of the wreckage being winched out of the sea.
Intertitle - 'Funeral of British Victims of the most Tragic Airship Disaster. Impressive scenes at Hull.' Yorkshire.
Various shots of the funeral corteges accompanied by military personnel. A coffin is lifted from the bier and soldiers begin to carry it.
Note: some of the footage in this item is taken from 'America's New Airship' in issue G 778 on *PM0236*.