• Short Summary

    Parachuters of many countries compete near Moscow for the world parachuting championship.

  • Description

    Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union (USSR).

    LV. Planes on Tushino Airfield in Moscow and parachutists from various countries preparing their parachutes. CV. & CU. Two French parachutists adjusting their parachutes being watched by others. GV. Interior of hangar - men preparing parachutes. SV. Israeli parachutist working on his parachute. LV. Israeli and Polish parachutists walk past camera. LV. Exterior, planes of the Chkalov Central Air Club of the USSR lined up on aerodrome. SV. Back view, American parachutist stepping up into plane and one man drops down on his knee and gives a prayer. CU. American parachutists praying. He gives the sign of the cross and then stands up. SV. Interior of plane with parachutists preparing for jump. GV. Air shot, large circle on the ground where they have to drop. Air view of plane with parachutists standing at doorway ready for dropping out. CU. From doorway of plane as parachutist throws himself out and starts his descent in birdlike fashion. This is a 30 second delayed drop. LV. Pan down as parachutist descends at great speed. CU. Man looking through binoculars. GV. Parachutists still falling. CU. Two men ground. One looking through instruments and the other at stop watch. CU. Stop watch ticking round to 30 seconds. LV. Parachutists descending and parachute opening. AS. Looking down from doorway of plane as another parachutist throws himself out in another delayed action drop. GV. Parachutists descending at speed. LV. Parachutist descending, his parachute opens. SV. Crowd watching on aerodrome. SV. Parachutists descending and lands watched by others. SV. Parachutists lined up applauding. SCU. The Czechoslovakian World Champion of 1956, Gustav Koubek being garlanded. SCU. People applauding. SV. The woman world parachute champion Josefa Maxova being presented with trophy. CU. Woman champion Josefa Maxova holding flowers.

    (Dupe.Neg.) (Title scene B.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:19:00 / 01:52:04:00

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