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    Footage of the remains of a downed Zeppelin wreck in France.

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    Zeppelin wreck. France.

    World War One. Disasters; aviation; airship. Spectacular Zeppelin dirigible wreck in France. Lots of great film of huge airship crashed in a field in France. ECU twisted mangled etc. part of German Zeppelin. Slow pan over frame. men under part of it. Pan on intact part of body; with German cross symbol ... continue pan from farther back on Zeppelin lying in trees; bushes. Crowd in distance watching.

    More CU's on parts. Man bending over looking at parts. Another slow pan. Men walking up rode next to the wreck -- with intact part of the craft showing. More of the twisted frame. Aeroplane flying over the mess. Shot under part of it; showing tear in the cover; Pan underneath the 'balloon' part; showing the small compartment for crew; shaped like a mini Zeppelin hooked on bottom of the big one.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:21:00 / 01:12:12:00
    ON 068 B

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  1. British Pathé says

    Notes from a viewer: The description describes the film as showing the wreck of a Zeppelin. However, it is actually a combination of more than one wreck. The intact Zeppelin L.49, the name of which is visible in the film, crash landed 20th Oct 1917 near Bourbonne-Les-Bains and was captured by the French.

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