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Famous early French flyers and flights in the early 1900's

Major Phillipe who flew from Villacoubay to Eastchurch, England in three stops. De Moulinet who flew 1450 kilometers. Pegoud, pilot for the Bleriot firm, shown making flight tests with arresting gear. Scenes of first live parachute jump over France made by Adolphe Pegoud. Aerial maneuvers piloted by Pegoud in 1913. Views of jubilant crowd who watched the flight and race to meet Pegoud after landing, then carry him on shoulders and celebrate.

Date: 1947
Duration: 3 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
Various famous French flyers and flights

Pilot Roland Garros first man to cross the Mediterranean 1913. Pegoud taking off--first man to make successful loop in a bi-plane, shown making loops. Landing of bi-plane. View of flyer Clement Ader. Scenes of famous flyers superimposed atop take offs, landings, and aerials to show the progress from 1890 to 1920. View of Alberto Santos-Dumont. View of Bleriot. Views of aircraft flown in WW I. French aces Capt. Georges Guynemer, Lt. Charles Nungesser, Capt. Rene' Fonck. Views of practice bombing. Views of formation flying and two flights super-imposed over each other.

Date: 1946
Duration: 2 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
Social gathering at school in France. Parents, staff, and children walk around in school yard to be captured on moving picture

Social gathering involving parents, teachers, staff, and children in France. Children playing and mugging for the camera. Schoolmaster stands in center as everyone else walks around in a circle so they can be captured on a moving picture.

Date: 1913
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Cemetery of Douay at a graveyard in Wissembourg, Alsace, France.

Cemetery of Douay at a graveyard in Wissembourg, Alsace, France. People stand and watch the tomb. Wreath placed on the tomb.

Date: 1913
Duration: 1 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
French Army troops, in Artois, France, training to use artillery against aircraft

French soldiers training in Artois, France, shortly before World War I. French artillerymen wearing gas masks, are seen inside a bunker. One loads a powder charge into a Canon de 75 modèle 1897 field gun (So-called French 75). Slate states (in Swedish): Calculating the distance to an airship or airplane is often a very tricky task. View of French soldier, in a field, looking through a telescope, and another, nearby, looking through binoculars. The latter raises a large horn (or megaphone) and sounds it. Camera pans to two soldiers using a range finder. Closeup of aiming adjustments on a French 75 field gun. Next, gun crewmen remove shells from a protected storage caisson, buried in the side of a deep trench and other gunners load a nearby gun. Slate states that Automobile canons constitute a very practical and effective weapon in the battle against airships. An artillery piece is shown mounted on a vehicle chassis, being maneuvered by gunners. A brief glimpse of mirror specially designed to signal to aviators.

Date: 1913
Duration: 1 min 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Scenes during Mexican revolution, in 1913, along the U.S. Mexican border

U.S. soldier with shouldered rifle stands guard beside the Rio Grande river, separating the United States from Mexico, in 1913. A dog stands next to him. The river is rushing in the background. View of extensive stakes and barbed wire lining the U.S.Mexico border. U.S. soldiers perform changing of the guard at a checkpoint on the U.S. side of the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Two new American sentries replace those being relieved. Signs on the fence identify the respective country boundaries. Mexican refugees (mostly women and children) flee the revolutionary combat taking place in Mexico. U.S. soldiers monitor as they cross into the United States, and direct some passing inside a trench manned by American soldiers along the border. Scene shifts to an official looking building guarded by U.S. soldiers. Several Mexican men, including Pancho Villa leave the building, accompanied by two or more Americans. (One American, wearing glasses , and carrying a cane. is dressed in a white suit, and wears a bow tie and Edwardian style summer straw hat. Next, Pancho Villa is seen with a number of his soldiers. A group of Mexican men relaxing at a shaded table near rustic structures. Large cacti frame the foreground, where a girl is walking toward them. Closeup of the men gathered around the table.

Date: 1913
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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