This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

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

  • Description

    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.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1886.07
    Media URN:
    72419
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:21:00 / 01:12:12:00
    Canister:
    ON 068 B

Comments (1)

  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.

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment