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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of RAF pilots doing stunts in air show.

  • Description

    RAF Air Show. 1920s?

    Location of events unknown.

    Aviation. Some interesting & sometimes exciting footage of RAF pilots flying; in an air show / military game.

    A biplane landing in a field; skimming across grass toward camera. Pilot & other man climb out. Plane in distance in the sky going into a tailspin; spiralling downward leaving trail of white smoke. Then it breaks out of the spin. More of planes flying around in distance.

    Aerial shot looking down from very high at fields; another plane flying below. Tracking shot flying underneath RAF plane. Tracking shots of bizarre fish-shaped observation balloon. More shots of aeroplanes in flight. Shot taken fairly close to flying plane. Strange shot circling round a bunch of smoke rising from several places close together on the ground. Man walking away from smoking plane on ground.

    Parachute dropping from the balloon; balloon smoking; catching fire! Circling round the smoke bombs on the ground; a few men seen nearby. Various other angles of same subjects. Plane landing.

    Stunts; war games.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:53:00 / 01:43:56:00
    ON 288 H

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