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  • Short Summary

    The British Airship, the R-101, crashes into a French hillside in a rain storm.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Cardington. Tragedy most profound. Pathetic interest attached to these exclusive pictures taken of the ill-fated R-101 just before she left on what was to be her last journey."

    Cardington, Bedfordshire.

    Shot of the airship R 101 attached to mooring mast. Shots of members of the crew of the dirigible. Crewmen get into mooring mast lift to be taken up to the ship. People, presumably passengers gather by the lift (Including Sir Sefton Branker - Director of Civil Aviation). Shot of engine of R-101.

    Intertitle reads: "... then ... disaster overwhelming in its stark horror."

    Near Beauvais, France.

    Aerial views over crash site of the airship. Wreckage lies on the ground.

    Shots of tangled wreckage. People look on at the burnt out remains of the R.101.

    N.B. A version of the first half of this story with sound can be found on PM0747.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    745.06
    Media URN:
    7821
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:51:00 / 01:09:36:00
    Canister:
    30/37

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Sir Sefton Branker" should read Sefton Brancker.

    The tragedy occurred on 5 October 1930.

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