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    US Army Aviators begin a flight around the world

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    SLATE INFORMATION: International News - Flight Around the World Begins as Army Aviators Hop Off on Epochal Trip

    USA: California: Santa Monica:

    US Army aviators begin flight around the world including aerial views of flight

    Video Roll Title: Flight round the world begins: 58ft



    GV (ELEVATED) airfield, people massed around scene, planes in BG, American flag in FG


    ELEVATED MLV people around airplanes


    MV people around aeroplane - pilot just visible in front of cockpit


    MV pilots in front of world map, (on side of plane), one of them points out where they plan to go


    TITLE: The Magellans of the Air Ship No.1 -- Martin (commander) and Wade


    MV pilots standing in front of plane (map on side of plane with letters: AIR SERVICE USA. WORLD FLIGHT)


    SCU (good shot) pilot smiling


    TITLE: No. 2 -- Turner and Smith

    (2 ft)

    MV two pilots front of their plane


    TITLE No. 3 -- Wade and Ogden

    (3 ft)

    MV the two pilots in front of their plane


    TITLE: No. 4 -- Harding and Nelson

    (3 fr.)

    MV two pilots in front of their plane


    TITLE: Commander Martin leads the way.


    MV Martin and co-pilot, Martin getting into plane


    MLV to LV plane along airfield and taking off: man on motorcycle in FG, starting at same time as plane and away while plane goes along runway


    LV to MLV second plane along runway and taking off (2 shots)


    LV (seen in binoculars) three planes in sky


    TITLE: They're off! The first globe circumaviators!


    AERIAL GV & MLV (side view) plane over landscape.


    interwar, interbellum, peacetime, aeroplane, aeroplanes, airplane, airplanes, plane, planes, biplane, biplanes, aerials, air views, pilot, pilots
    Background: US Army Aviators begin a flight around the world

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    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
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    Black & White
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