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  • Short Summary

    The liner 'The Leviathan' has a postal collection taken away by air whilst at sea.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " Speeding up the mails. Famous transatlantic pilot Chamberlin makes successful trip with special post bag from the Leviathan when 150 miles out to sea."

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    M/S large three funnelled cruise liner, the 'Leviathan', passes across in front of camera. M/S of a radial engined biplane on the ships deck. C/U of pilot in the cockpit viewed through the wing braces. The ship steams towards camera as the plane appears behind it and climbs steeply into sky. It circles overhead. The ships funnels appear to puff smoke in salute. Plane performs stunts overhead.

    Note: Amazing mail service by aeroplane from a ship.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    694.16
    Media URN:
    33288
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:51:00 / 01:32:56:00
    Canister:
    G 1424

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