A look at the obsession with speed and travel during the late 1920s.
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Reel 2 continued.
01:41:43 State funeral of Von Richtofen the German air ace. President Hindenburg attends - various shots of the funeral procession and mourners.
01:42:14 Italian air force display - large crowds look at aircraft - cameramen visible in foreground. Mussolini attends the display - we see him standing on a balcony. High angle view of the 'planes on display.
01:42:27 M/S of large aircraft - a French armoured bomber. Low angle of the plane in flight. Various shots of American fighter planes in flight.
01:42:48 Various shots of British Royal Air Force aircraft. R.A.F. squadron preparing for take off then bombers taking off. Pilots are seen climbing into the open cockpits of plane and mounting machine guns. A mechanical starter is used. Large planes are seen taking off.
01:43:58 Large group of schoolboys run across a playing field to see a plane landing. M/S of the boys crowded around the aircraft. Another sequence of shot shows more boys crowded around a 'plane - these are possibly Eton College boys.
01:44:25 Various shots of an air race in progress - spectators watch as planes race along.C/U of pilot (Bonney?) sitting in a new type of plane the "Bonney Gull". Shot of the tail of the plane as it is moved to demonstrate how the tail moves.
01:44:38 Bonney's Gull takes off then a few seconds later plunges to the ground. C/U of the wreckage of the plane - the pilot dies. "Man must find his own way and leave the feathers to the birds." over shots of ghoulish spectators looking at the wreckage.
01:45:01 Wreckage of a plane which has crashed into a lake.