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  • Short Summary

    Pilot Captain Charles Lindbergh gets an enthusiastic reception on his arrival at Croydon after Atlantic flight.

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    According to paperwork this is a better quality copy of items 930.08, 930.09, 930.10. 684.12. The 1927 Lindbergh footage is in quite a muddle so best to view all material for best shots.

    Item title reads - Lindbergh's epic flight. Dramatic pictures of the start clearly show how coolly and calmly 'The Flying Fool' flew off on his great adventure.

    L/S as Charles Lindbergh's aeroplane is towed along backwards by a truck. M/S's as fuel is poured in the top while people stand around. L/S of huge crowds rushing along illuminated by spotlights.

    Intertitle - 'A great welcome awaited the gallant airman on arrival at Croydon.'

    L/S as his aeroplane 'The Spirit of St. Louis' comes in to land and taxis along the ground. M/S of people walking along towards the aeroplane. M/S as Charles walks out of building and up a ladder to the balcony. L/S of the huge crowds cheering him.

    L/S of several aeroplanes flying in, M/S of his aeroplane flying overhead. M/S as it comes in to land and taxis, crowds of people run up to him. L/S as he rides through on a car which people try and mob. L/S of the big crowds running to get a glimpse. M/S of the aeroplanes flying overhead, a man waves for the top of a windsock tower L/S as the aeroplane taxis, others fly overhead and people run about.

    M/S as his car drives past amidst the crowd, L/S as the crowd wave. M/S as Charles climbs up to the balcony. L/S of aeroplanes overhead, people mob his car. M/S of Charles. Various shots of people running and his plane taxiing and landing again. M/S of two men and a woman (officials ?) posing together. M/S of Charles on the balcony, he is handed a megaphone and laughs.

    More shots of Lindbergh and the Spirit of St Louis. Probably duplicates of earlier stories, check against other material.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:17:00 / 01:50:32:00
    G 1402

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