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  • Short Summary

    Aviators, Nungesser and Coil set off on their transatlantic attempt.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " Transatlantic flyers lost? Poignant pictures of departure - in the dim dawn - of the gallant Aviators, Nungesser and Coil, on their great quest."

    Paris, France

    M/S misty shot of aviators climbing into machine, followed by the propeller being started shot of take off. long shot of take off follows plane into distance long shot of plane very distant in sky

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    682.06
    Media URN:
    32983
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:08:00 / 01:08:57:00
    Canister:
    G 1397

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Nungesser and Coil" are Charles Nungesser and Francois Coil. They went missing on 8 May 1927.

    Nungesser was a WWI fighter ace who scored a remarkable 43 aerial victories. In the course of the war, however, he suffered QUITE a few injuries, with his medical record reading as follows......

    "Skull fracture, brain concussion, internal injuries (multiple), five fractures of the upper jaw, two fractures of lower jaw, piece of anti-aircraft shrapnel imbedded in right arm, dislocation of knees (left and right), re-dislocation of left knee, bullet wound in mouth, bullet wound in ear, atrophy of tendons in left leg, atrophy of muscles in calf, dislocated clavicle, dislocated wrist, dislocated right ankle, loss of teeth, contusions too numerous to mention".

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