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Title:WAR IN THE AIR : unique pictures by our own photographer with the Russian Navy [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 650
Summary: A flight by a Russian seaplane out from Batum to a rendezvous with a Russian destroyer on the Black Sea, 1915-1917.
Description: The aircraft is taken out from its shed at Batum seaplane base. It appears to be a modified Farman M Type seaplane. The crew get in and the seaplane takes off from the water's edge. The view down from the aircraft shows the town and base of Batum, and the wharves with cargo ships riding at anchor. The plane flies out to rendezvous with a Bistri Class destroyer at sea, lands, and is towed back to Batum by the ship. A second seaplane, used as the camera plane, can also be seen in tow.