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  • Short Summary

    Italian airmen start on their flight across the Atlantic in flying boats. Mainly cuts.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Italy. First "Formation" Atlantic Flight. 12 giant hydroplanes set out on great adventure from Rome to Rio de Janeiro, with General Balbo, Italian Air Minister, in command."

    Rome, Italy.

    Shot of General / Marshal Italo Balbo with crew of planes. Shots of other fliers including Commander Maddelena. General Balbo point to a map to show the route.

    Shots of flying boat being lowered into water. More shots of the planes.

    The men of the flight are gathered together for inspection and salute. The fliers get onboard a small motorboat. Shots of the flying boats taking off and flying in formation.

    Various shots of take offs from lake. Shots of planes on water.

    Crews gather in ranks outside aircraft hanger. Balbo is speaking to them. More shots of flying boats.

    CU of Marshal Balbo and other officers singing. Closer shots of fling boat as it is lowered into the water. Shots of crew and ground crew lined up by plane.

    Various very dark shots. More shots of Balbo with map.

    N.B. These appear to be mainly cuts of the newsreel story which appear with voiceover on *PM0709* - 709.03

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:37:00 / 01:31:21:00

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