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  • Short Summary

    Hot air balloonists from 7 nations gather in St Louis for Gordon Bennett race. America.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Balloonists' "Derby." 7 nations compete in Gordon Bennett race, the international sky classic! St Louis, America, (USA, U.S.A.).

    L/S of huge hot air balloons on the ground, M/S pan across men attaching sandbags to the netting. Various shots of the balloons suspended before they take off, camera pans across them. M/S's of people gathered around one ready to go, M/S as one rises up. M/S of a Good Year airship flying in the sky between them.

    Note: another version with the same title and some of the same footage exists in G 1649 on *PM0804*.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    804.35
    Media URN:
    18652
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:11:00 / 01:49:20:00
    Canister:
    G 1649

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