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  • Short Summary

    Airship makes transatlantic mail delivery faster.

  • Description

    United States of America.

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Speed - more speed, is every the cry, and over in the States they are trying new ways of saving time with the mails - using airships."

    L/S of an airship coming in to land. M/S of train approaching the camera. Low angle of airship approaching the camera. Aerial view from above the airship as it travels above the steam train. Various aerial shots showing both the airship and the train.

    "A cable hanging from the airship, snatches mailbag from special device on the mail van - " Mailbag is seen floating in the air attached to a string. More shot of airship.

    "Then off to sea, speeding to overtake outward bound liner and thus take 20 hours of transatlantic mail service." Aerial shot of the airship flying over the sea.

    This is one of the NFTVA prints made from our decomposing nitrate.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1002.14
    Media URN:
    36603
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:59:00 / 01:37:47:00
    Canister:
    EP 147

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