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Title:USA - SS SECTION 4 (ledger title) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 619
Summary: Men of the US Navy Air Corps demonstrate the concealment of a Submarine Scout Airship, B or C Class, in a wood, probably in the USA shortly after the First World War.
Description: The airship has distinctive US markings. It is pulled by the sailors out from the wood, where the tall trees have completely concealed it, and into a clearing. The crew of two in the open gondola make ready while the ground crew prepares the machine. The airship takes off. An ensign and sailor fit a message to the leg of a carrier pigeon and release it. Three of the sailors relax by a campfire and cooking pot (for the camera's benefit) and roll their own cigarettes. The airship returns to the clearing, the men collect its ropes and guide it back under cover.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: United States Navy & Air Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, United States naval - airship: SS Type (B or C Class) (object name)
society, United States naval air - sustenance (object name)
animals, birds (object name)
communications, United States naval air - message: carrier pigeon (object name)
United States of America (geography)