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  • Short Summary

    A new air link between America and the East means the journey now takes only 2 1/2 days instead of 15 days by steamer.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Spanning the Pacific. New air link between America and the East.

    L/S as various officials walk over a small bridge and onto a boat. M/S drawing of an old Clipper ship which used to sail across. Aerial shot of liner on the sea, the frame wipes to aeroplane flying. M/S of large aeroplane near hangar, M/S of the front and propellors. M/S of it flying low over the sea. M/S map charting the path of the steamer from America to Canton, the total time it takes is 15 days. M/S of map charting the course of the aeroplane with a shot of it flying underneath, the total time taken is 2 1/2 days. M/S of the map moving showing countries coming nearer together because of the new transport. Various shots of the aeroplane flying over the sea.

    Note: the soundtrack to this item is missing, no commentary is included in the paperwork.

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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:
    01:32:11:00 / 01:34:15:00

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