• Short Summary

    Pope John XXIII blesses a helicopter in the Vatican courtyard.

  • Description

    Titles read: "ROME - HELICOPTER AT VATICAN".

    Rome, Italy.

    Various shots of the American helicopter Vertol 44 flying lower over St Peter's Square and landing in the San Demasus courtyard in the Vatican. Pope John XXIII sits in the cloisters with his entourage waiting for the craft.

    The Pope blesses the helicopter with his entourage, while Swiss Guards stand by.

    Note: full name of the Pope is Pope Cardinal Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli John XXIII. Notes on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1569.21
    Media URN:
    50369
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:45:00 / 01:24:50:00
    Canister:
    59/15

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "San Demasus courtyard" should read St Damascus Courtyard.

    The helicopter featured here is a Boeing Vertol 44B.

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