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    Dramatic footage of the wrecked airship Shenandoah a few hours after it has crashed in Ohio.

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    Item title reads - The wrecked Shenandoah. Pathe Gazette presents first pictures of America's giant airship taken within a few hours of crash. Ohio, USA (U.S.A.) America.

    M/S of men stood amongst the crumpled frame of the Shenandoah, they start to clear away the debris. M/S of the torn cover, the camera pans across it and we see the name.

    The title is repeated. L/S of the airship with the covers torn and the body wrecked. M/S as one man chops at the frame. Various shots from underneath as men stand and clear the wreckage.

    Intertitle - 'the car of death.' A man with a rifle over his shoulder walks up and pushes the propellor which is attached to the passenger car. It is on its side and the cover is torn, a soldier sits on top of it.

    L/S of the airship with cars parked in front of it, the camera pans across the length. Various shots as men examine the wreckage on the ground. L/S of the airship again. M/S as part of the wreckage is swung about, L/S of it lying there, we see it from another angle with its frame all crumpled and covers torn. The camera pans down the wreckage and shows the torn cover again.

    Note: the cuts run from 01:13:33 to the end of the item.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:39:00 / 01:15:12:00
    G 1224

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  1. Unknown user says

    The aircraft seen is the rigid airship USS Shenandoah.

    The incident in question took place on 3 September 1925.

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