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  • Short Summary

    Italian aviator Marshal Balbo and his team set off on their trans-Atlantic flight.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Rome - Amsterdam - Londonderry - Iceland - Montreal - Chicago! The Intrepid General Balbo and his 'air armada' - all bachelors - all volunteers - embark on the most spectacular adventure in history of aviation."

    Rome, Italy.

    General / Marshal Italo Balbo walks out with members of the crew who will aim to fly to America. Various double kisses are exchanges before the pilots get on board a small launch.

    Several shots of flying boats taking off and flying overhead. These are the planes that Balbo and his team of aviators intend to fly. Planes come down to land on water.

    Intertitle reads: "Then came - tragedy."

    Various shots of one of the flying boats which appears to have flipped over in the water. Small boats are floating round it.

    Aerial views of line of flying boats waiting to take off. A launch brings Balbo and a few other officers back to dry land. MS Marshal Italo Balbo. (Possibly in Amsterdam, Holland / The Netherlands)

    Intertitle reads: "A short stay - then off to Londonderry!"

    Flying boats take off and fly past camera. Shots of flying boats floating on water.

    Intertitle reads: "Off again - happy landings!"

    Shots of flying boats flying overhead in formation.

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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:
    01:38:21:00 / 01:40:56:00

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