Documentary film about the years 1905-1910, a period of technological and political change.
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Reel 2. Continued.
01:16:49 Early monoplane wheeled out from its covers. Graham White standing by his plane. The German aviator, Gustav Hamel, stands in front of a plane and ties his scarf. Pegoud, the French pilot standing by his plane wearing aviators clothes and a flying helmet. He is strapped into the cockpit. Damaged plane carried across sands (voice over suggests this is the plane of Latham, a British pilot who failed in his attempt to fly across the English Channel). Early plane on the ground with engine going. Early plane takes off. (End of neg reel)
01:18:04 American President Theodore Roosevelt arriving at air display in open car. (UN 1C(M)). Wright Brothers biplane giving demonstration flight, they fly close to the ground and dive and swoop. Roosevelt watches plane from car. More flying shots. Roosevelt in car discussing something with advisers. Roosevelt gets into plane. Shots of the crowd. More flying shots. President getting out of plane and being congratulated by people on ground.
01:19:19 Funeral of King Edward VII. Soldiers and sailors pulling gun carriage bearing the coffin. The crown and orb are lying on top of the coffin. The coffin is followed by a whole host of European royalty. Behind the walking royals is a closed carriage which the voice over suggests is carrying Queen Alexandra.
01:20:31 King George V and Queen Mary in open coach. A large bouquet of flowers is handed to Queen Mary.