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  • Short Summary

    Great footage of the Graf Zeppelin at Cardington in Bedfordshire.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Cardington, Beds. "Zepp" arrives! Giant airship joins R100 at air base.'


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    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.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:59:00 / 01:54:41:00
    PSM 24 C

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