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  • Short Summary

    Footage of planes doing 'aerobatics' in rehearsals for the RAF pageant.

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    Full titles read: 'R.A.F. Pageant "The thrill of the year" (Hendon, June 30) - The Movie-man goes aloft to secure remarkable "shots"... even at rehearsal... of dazzling display of "aerobatics".'

    Salisbury, Wiltshire.

    M/S of a large barrage balloon rising up with (presumably) the Pathe cameraman in a little basket beneath. Several shots from the air show aeroplanes doing aerial 'acrobatics'.

    Intertitles read: 'For R.A.F. Pageant June 30th. - "Close-up" pictures of bombing display - taken at risk by Pathe Cameraman.'

    Hendon, London.

    M/S of a man sitting on the grass and loading small bombs into the underside of an aeroplane. L/S of numerous biplanes taking off from an airfield; L/S of five planes flying high in the sky. Air to air M/Ss of a plane in flight, one showing the bombs being dropped, and the view from our plane.

    Note: this story may once have contained a flashback to planes from 1911 - now missing.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:51:00 / 01:39:51:00
    G 1512

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