The US army test aerial smoke screens for airships and parachutists.
Item title reads: ""The Fog Of War". Remarkable pictures of test of aerial smoke screens during air manoeuvres."
United States of America (USA).
M/S large airship, or dirigible, tethered outside a hangar with people standing beneath it. US Army can be seen on the side. Two airships are pulled slowly across the airfield, followed by a shot of an airship flying above camera, A large biplane flies towards camera, and then climbs steeply into the sky leaving huge plumes of smoke in its wake. The airship is beneath it, and the smoke completely hides the airship from view. Further shots of the aircraft making a large smoke screen, and more shots of the airships against a sky filled with banks of smoke. L/S parachutists in the sky like dots. Airships fly into smoke and disappear, and end up on the other side. Parachutists disappear in smoke. Some air to air shots.
Intertitle reads: " Army blimp manoeuvre in smoke screen test. Dirigibles from Langley Field perform war formations as smoke cloud shields them."
Note: VHS Sleeve indicates item as G 1431. Great shots of smoke shield test.