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  • Short Summary

    Pilots race to be the first to complete a 200 mile race around London.

  • Description

    Hendon, Greater London.

    Intertitle: "THE AIR DERBY. Many machines of all types compete in 200 mile race round London".

    Various L/Ss of an air field. M/S of a biplane taking off, moving away from the camera. C/U of a pilot sitting in the cockpit of a biplane. M/S of three men with white arm bands ( race officials? ) shaking hands with the pilot still in his cockpit. More men come into shot to shake hands with the pilot - presumably he has just won the race.

    L/S of the air field - spectators, some sitting on the roofs of their cars, can be seen in the foreground. Various M/S of the spectators, some have cameras. Nice shots of the spectators looking towards the sky. Various L/Ss of biplanes flying over the air field.

    M/S of two men posing in the back of a convertible, chauffeur driven car. M/S of a bizarre, sparse looking car with a frame attaches ( some sort of winch?), it is possibly a rescue vehicle. Policemen and spectators follow the car. M/S of an upside down aeroplane - a man is lying underneath it trying to fix it, various race officials mill about near it.

    A smartly dressed woman presents a trophy to the winner of the race, the officials lead a small crowd of onlookers giving 'three cheers', they wave their hats in the air.

    More shots of the upside down aeroplane, a group of men try to lift it onto its right side - they fail. More C/Us of race officials shaking hands with the winning pilot. C/U of the winner posing for photographs with a race official.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:21:00 / 01:55:03:00
    G 688

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