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  • Short Summary

    Footage of airmen jumping off the wings of aeroplanes with their parachutes, includes first use of stop pictures in any news film.

  • Description

    Item title reads - "Stepping into space." Pathe Gazette presents the most nerve tingling pictures yet obtained in the air.

    M/S of a man sat on the top of an aeroplane, two people stand on the wings at either side and wave. The aeroplane taxis across the field. M/S as it takes off. M/S of two aeroplanes in the air. Two men release their parachutes and jump off, one is filmed from the aeroplane itself.

    Intertitle - 'How would you feel? (Slow motion shows just how intrepid airmen are snatched into "3000 feet of emptiness!")'

    Slow motion M/S as they are pulled off the aeroplane when their parachutes start to open. M/S of one parachute, the man attached to it is hanging upside down, he manoeuvres himself the right way up again.

    Intertitle - 'Pathe Gazette - by its unique camera, presents "stop" pictures for the first time in any news film.'

    Slow motion M/S of a parachute starting to unravel, the camera stops on this shot. It continues until the man is just about to be pulled off the wing then stops again, this is repeated and he leaves the aeroplane. L/S of the parachute beginning to unravel, the camera stops. M/S of the airman just after he has been pulled off, the camera stops again at this point then starts to show him flying off after the parachute.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:56:00 / 01:08:12:00
    G 1250

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