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Ecurie Ecosse driven by Ron Flockhart wins the Le mans auto race in Le mans, France.

Le mans auto race in Le mans, France. Views of sports race cars. Spectators watch the race. Sports cars on the racing track. Ecurie Ecosse driven by Ron Flockhart wins the race. The team members celebrate the British victory.

Date: 1957, June 27
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A United States aircraft crash and the soldiers attend to an injured man in East of Le Mans,France.

An aircraft crash in East of Le Mans, France. Men in uniform with guns rush to the area of the aircraft crash. A plane area with trees around. The parts of the aircraft in fire. Smoke rises from the fire at several places. Water sprayed to extinguish the fire. Several men look on. The half clad body of a man on the ground with blood. A soldier attends to the man. The soldier lays his ear to the chest of the man. Several soldiers and men stand around and watch.

Date: 1944, August 22
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. driver Masten Gregory wins the French "24 Hours of Le Mans" car race (33rd Grand Prix of Endurance) in Le Mans, France.

French car race in Le Mans, France. Cars race ahead of each other. People lined up to witness the race. Italian Ferrari driven by U.S. driver Masten Gregory accompanied by Austria's Jochen Rindt, in car No. 21. Cars race at night. U.S. racer Gregory wins the French race in his Italian Ferrari.

Date: 1965, June 24
Duration: 1 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wright Plane flies in Le Mons, France.

Wright Plane flies in Le Mons, France. Wilbur Wight's plane with 25 horse power and two chain-driven propellers at Le Mons, France. Two men start propellers. Frenchmen pull Wright brother's plane 'B' Pusher type over the ground to steel rail catapult ramp. French military and civilian spectators at air show. Frenchmen pull launch weight into steel tower. Start of flight on 08 August 1908. Steel weight descends and plane catapult into air. Airplane flies.

Date: 1940
Duration: 2 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wright Brothers' first flight is celebrated and seen in archival footage, including flights at Le Mans France and other sites

Chronicling history of early flight. A German motorless glider early aircraft is launched from atop a hill and flies over bystanders on a field. Short history of the Wright Brothers flights at Kitty Hawk is given, showing planes, hangar, and living quarters for the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina during 1903 to 1908 period. Footage of successful flightby Wilbur Wright in Le Mans France on August 8, 1908. People watch from grandstand as plane flies. Newspaper headlines detail success in Le Mans. Front page of "The North American" is shown with headline "Wright Glides in Air as a Hawk; flies 2.17 Miles in 106 Seconds!"

Date: 1908, August 8
Duration: 3 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wilbur Wright demonstrates flying in Le Mans in France

Wilbur Wright demonstrates in Le Mans in France to convince people that man could fly. Plane moves down track. Plane airborne after leaving single track. Men stand on ground as plane takes-off. Several French dignitaries sit and watch Wilbur Wright flying over barren terrain. A newspaper headline reads 'Wright glides in air as a hawk'.

Date: 1908
Duration: 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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