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  • Short Summary

    We are shown the wreckage of the R-38 airship which crashed into the River Humber.

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    Item title reads - Wreck of the R-38. First pictures of the ill-fated Airship which fell in the River Humber. Hull.

    L/S of the wreck in the water partially submerged, boats sail past it. M/S of the crashed wreck, C/U of some of the frame of the wreckage.

    Intertitle 'Aviation-Rigger Norman O. Walker - only American survivor of the disaster.
    He is sat down with some other men, one of them checks his hands. M/S of Norman, he looks very young.

    Intertitle 'All that was left of the Wonder Airship after one tide has passed over it'.
    The aeroplane is now in bits and has sunk a lot more, we see men in a boat rowing away from it.

    Note: there is an item entitled 'America's New Airship in G 778 on *PM0236* which shows the airship being prepared for flight.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity, HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:03:08:00
    G 802

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  1. Unknown user says

    My great grandfather was a tug master on the Humber at the time of this crash. He picked up a piece of the airship and wrote on the cloth side explaining the time and date and what happened. I still have this which is a fantastic piece of history


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