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Title:HAULING DOWN A KITE BALLOON BY HAND (ledger title) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 616
Summary: Long-distance view of men, probably British soldiers, pulling an observation kite balloon to the ground in snowy conditions. Probably in England during the First World War.
Description: The men, always in long shot, are in a park or wood in snow conditions. They move as a group holding onto the ropes of the balloon, which is not seen until the end of the film. Gradually, climbing over obstacles as they move, they shorten the ropes and bring the balloon to earth.