• Short Summary

    Planes and men of the Irish Flying Corps.

  • Description

    Irish Army Air Corps. Baldonnel Aerodrome, near Dublin, Ireland

    Opens w/ various MS side view old aeroplanes; biplane style. Irish Army Air Corps drill: the men stand facing camera; lift rifles; etc. Various shots of corps marching around; drilling in large courtyard.

    Then MS three of the men stand by front of aeroplane; working on it. They are reaching up on each side. Then longer shot of one man turning the propeller; then stepping aside; the other two are by the tail. MS side of plane; pilot climbing into cockpit; other man is seated in plane. Plane flying by just after lifting off. Plane taxis toward right after landing. CU Irish airman; smiling. Interior aeroplane factory or repair shop.

    Title frame in unknown language (Irish Gaelic?) w/ translation: 'The Altar in the Church built by the Garrison.' Shot of Altar.

    Religion. Aviation; military.

    Note: Extra information about the aircraft featured in this film has been provided by a Pathe website user. He informs us that the aircraft are a DH 9, Bristol F.2B, Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard and Avro 504K.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:04:00 / 01:03:22:00
    ON 248 C

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