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    The German Graf Zeppelin airship pays a goodwill visit to London.

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    Full title reads: "Hanworth. 'With No Bombs This Time'. Londoners flock to see - instead of taking cover - the 'Graf Zeppelin' here on goodwill visit."

    Hanworth Park, Nr London.

    Air to air shots of the German airship 'Graf Zeppelin' flying over the River Thames in London.

    View from ground as dirigible flies over top of St. Paul's Cathedral.

    Air to air over the Thames.

    Closer shots of the 'Graf Zeppelin' as it comes in to land at Hanworth Aerodrome. Ropes are dropped and it is pulled down by men.

    Crowds of people gather around the gondola of the large airship. People wave from the gondola. A man is welcomed as he climbs into the gondola - it may be Dr Hugo Eckener, Airship Pioneer and Commander of the Graf Zeppelin.

    The balloon lifts off and the crowd wave. We can see people waving from the gondola. The airship moves slowly overhead.

    Construction name of Graf Zeppelin - L.Z. 130.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    01:33:43:00 / 01:37:19:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The date of the event seen here was 18 August 1931.

    "A man is welcomed as he climbs into the gondola - it may be Dr Hugo Eckener," - yes. that's him.

    See also clip 683.05, which shows the zeppelin's first visit to Hanworth in 1932.

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  2. Unknown user says

    My parents. Cyril and Ruth Franklin from Hereford were on this trip. I have lots of newspaper cuttings from that time and their menus from the airship and the Dorchester Hotel on the 19th August.
    I would very much like a copy of the film No bombs this time. Would that be possible?
    You can see a picture of my mother in the Daily Mail on Thursday August 20th 1931, she is sitting next to the Countess of Drogheda. My mother always said that she was rather stand offish. My mother was 25 years old at the time and had only been married 8 months.
    Having paid £30 each for the trip they were offered £100 by Charlie Chaplin for the tickets. My father refused of course and would not have been impressed.
    They thoroughly enjoyed the trip but did not inform their parents until they had got back home.

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