Great footage of the Graf Zeppelin at Cardington in Bedfordshire.
Titles read: 'Cardington, Beds. "Zepp" arrives! Giant airship joins R100 at air base.'
This item is mute.
M/S of R100 airship attached to a high tower on an airfield. Another airship or zeppelin is seen in the background - must be the Graf Zeppelin. Closer shot shows the bottom of the R100 and the Graf Zeppelin behind it.
M/S of a group of men outside a Nissen hut. One seems to be making a speech and shakes hands with one of the others.
M/S of underneath section of airship. General view of crowds of people running across the airfield to landing airship. Good M/S of the airship landing with 'Graf Zeppelin' clearly visible on the side. People are crowded round the gondola. M/S of the gondola where we can see the pilot at the controls.
Intertitle: 'Halting only for a short period, the "Zepp" picked up Dr Eckener, the famous Commander, and departed."
Brief M/S of a group of men standing beside the gondola - presumably Dr Eckener is among them. Great M/S of the Zeppelin taking off, with crowds of people below, looking up and waving goodbye. L/S of the airship moving off.
Note: sound version under canister number EP 279 - see separate record for details. Could be Pathetone or PSM story.