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Sea-Plane Launching Apparatus
A new aluminium design for military flying boats.
1917 2 mins Silent
The Short S.8/8 Rangoon flying boat is demonstrated to the press against a backdrop of choppy seas. Effectively a straightforward military adaption of the Calcutta civilian flying boat; a brand new RAF Rangoon can be seen waiting in readiness for take off. The newsreel men are out in force to capture the occasion as a ferryboat conveys the crew to the awaiting flying boat. Unfortunately the action shot, and the dramatic take-off, seem to be missing from this film record which gives the impression of newsreel out-takes. Presumably the key scenes were edited into the finished newsreel story? The crew are posed in front of the camera bemused at their moment in the spotlight.
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Non-Fiction 1917 7 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1917 1 mins Silent
Help the women who are helping the men!
History of the War: The Birth Place of the Great War History of the War: The Birth Place of the Great War
1917 7 mins Silent
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1917 8 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.
Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902) Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902)
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Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
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