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Gordon Bennet contest

Week number 26-15

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.

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Images of the Gordon Bennet balloon race for the Gordon Bennet Trophy. Named after the journalist James Gordon Bennet, 1795-1872, founder of the New York Herald in 1835. - Pan of pasture with some 15 balloons on the ground, 0'02-0'20 - Explanation and inflating of a balloon, the balloon is kept on the ground with sandbags, 0'21-0'47 - balloon labelled ''U.S. ARMY'', 0'48-0'52 - launching of some little ballons with tail to determine the angle of the wind, 0'53-1'04 - launching of some party balloons with the big balloons in the background, 1'05-1'16 - cu of Ph. Quersin and A. Veenstra, Belgian balloonists, 1'17-1'23 - cu E. de Muijter and Lieutenant Valette, also from Belgium, 1'24-1'30 - sev. shots of the takeoff of the balloons, waving people on the ground, 1'31-3'27

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
30 May 1926
Length:
03:28

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Type:
video
Original format:
Film 
User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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