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  • Short Summary

    Air displays at Hendon Aerodrome including sequences shot at night.

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    Item title reads: "Royal Air Force Pageant -July 2nd. All crowd records will be eclipsed - and a more amazing exhibition of flying thrills then ever will be given. The supreme thrill will be an 'Aerial Battle in the defence of London'."

    Hendon Aerodrome, London

    M/S aircraft fly past in formation - ground to air shots of planes, including one banking and turning with a smoke trail specially for the display.
    Intertitle reads: " Who could have foreseen 20 years ago, that giant machines would 'take the sky' as easily by night - as by day? "
    Night shots of the aircraft moving away from the hangar. The crew get in and the plane taxis away. The biplane can just about be seen in the search light as it takes off. C/U shot of the search light , followed by air to air shots of the dark sky - blackness with just two lights visible, fixed to the wings of the plane. The plane lands and is seen again in the search light.

    Note: Early example of filming at night?

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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:
    01:41:48:00 / 01:45:41:00
    G 1408

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