• Short Summary

    Hot air balloons take off at the start of a race - they are played off with National Anthems.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Bale (sic). The Balloonists' 'Derby'. To accompaniment of their National Anthems, 16 contestants - for the Gordon Bennett Cup - set off on the great hazard.

    Basle, Switzerland.

    Lots of hot air balloons gather before a race.

    As the Marseilles plays the French balloon goes past.

    Amongst the crowd are lots of soldiers who appear to be wearing German style uniforms.

    As the camera follows one of the rising balloons, the balloonist appears to stand out of the gondola to wave.

    Another balloon rises up slowly.

    Another balloon rises up as 'God Save The Queen' is played.

    More shots of the crowd and other balloons rising from the ground.

    A balloon advertising 'Goodyear' rises into the sky.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    659.32
    Media URN:
    4713
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:34:00 / 01:36:55:00
    Canister:
    32/78

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