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Title:BARROW TRIAL FLIGHT HM RIGID AIRSHIP NO 26 : taken in heavy fog Mar 20th 1918 [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 623
Summary: Trial flight of Royal Navy airship R26 at Barrow-in-Furness, 20th March 1918.
Description: The airship is backed out of its hangar and prepared for flight. It lifts off, and flies away. Filmed from the ground through the fog it appears as a blur. It returns head-on and nose-down to the landing site, and is secured by the groundcrew. The camera stays in long shot throughout.