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  • Short Summary

    Footage of large hangar to be used for the building of the ZRS-4 airship, Ohio, United States of America.

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    Akron, Ohio, United States of America.

    Full titles read: "TO BE TWICE AS BIG AS R-101- US navy starts work of building the ZRS-4 to eclipse ours and Germany's largest airships."

    L/S of the building area where the new airship is to be built. Hundreds of people are crowded into the site. L/S of Senior looking US Naval official talking with dignitaries. M/S of large piece of the metal framework. L/S of people in large hangar looking at small model hanging up of the airship. M/S of naval official examining the model. Good M/S of the model. L/S of crowds of people milling around the site.

    Intertitle reads: "The mighty hangar that will house this 'Monster of the Skies'."

    Aerial shot of the enormous hangar. M/S of the domed structure. L/S from inside the hangar. Several more shots of the large building.

    Note: Duplicate version of the story "TO BE TWICE AS BIG AS R-101". Film ID 808.25, on Pathe Master Tape *PM808*. However, this version is flipped horizontally and the footage is rather scratched.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:24:00 / 01:49:24:00
    G 1661

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