• Short Summary

    Shots of the R100 airship as she returns to England after a flight from Canada.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Cardington. 'Well done R-100!' Heavy rain and high winds just prevented giant airship breaking the record on homeward flight from Canada."

    Cardington, Bedfordshire.

    Shots of the R 100 airship circling her mooring mast before coming in to land. Ballast is dropped to help the ship come down.

    Shots of the nose as it is pulled towards the tip of the mooring mast.

    Shots of the crew back on the ground - many of them are smoking cigarettes - sensibly smoking is forbidden on the airship. Lord Thompson, Minister for Air, is seen greeting the crew of the R100.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    719.15
    Media URN:
    6386
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:51:00 / 01:29:13:00
    Canister:
    30/23

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