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  • Short Summary

    Charles Lindbergh prepares to set off on his solo flight across the Atlantic.

  • Description

    There is another version of this item on 3467.06 - the other version is probably better quailty.

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    L/S as Charles Lindbergh's aeroplane is towed along backwards by a truck. M/S's as fuel is poured in the top through a funnel while people stand around. M/S as Charles Lindbergh is helped into his flying suit and gets into his aeroplane. The door is shut and he taxis and takes off.

    Intertitle - 'As comrades bid 'bon voyage' America's air hero shoots down the field and is off on his great adventure.'

    M/S of the aeroplane from a different angle as it taxis and people run to keep up. M/S of Charles stood with some other men before the flight.

    Intertitle - 'The 25 year old aerial daredevil and his mother.'

    Good M/S of Charles with his mother, she chats to him. M/S as he is helped into his flying suit as he stands beside the aeroplane.

    Intertitle - 'Tuned up to perfection, the giant plane goes on the field and Lindbergh, sole pilot on the 4000 mile flight, takes his place at the controls.'

    M/S as he stands beside the aeroplane then turns towards it.

    Note: this item contains some footage from the items both entitled 'Charles Lindbergh's Epic Flight' in G 1400 and G 1402.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:28:00 / 01:42:20:00
    G 1400

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