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  • Short Summary

    An aeroplane without a tail flies in the 1920s.

  • Description

    Aeroplane without tail. 1920s?.

    Location of events unknown / unclear.

    CU plane - back view - no tail but propeller is at the back - this plane is mostly wings - looks like some gliders. RAF man climbs up and examines something. Shot from side; he descends ladder; talks with 2 other men; pointing at plane; hangars; planes; mechanics in background. Different view same; men talking, they walk along plane. Standing by wing; 1 man opens flap. MS pilot climbs into cockpit; sits - facing away from propeller. Worker starts propeller.

    MS plane turns around with help of men; taxis to right (curved aerodynamic nose; 2 wheels in line). LS; pan right as plane picks up speed; passing biplane in foreground; & lifts off. Plane in distance; flying round airship with long rope hanging down. MS plane on ground again; taxiing towards camera. Side view; pilot climbing out. MS plane in flight - a silhouette against the sky - various shots. MS's flying overhead and heading away.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1930
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:48:00 / 01:20:25:00
    ON 218 I

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