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Title:LA FIN D'UN RAID 19-20 OCTOBRE 1917 [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 880-02d
Other titles:THE END OF AN AIR RAID OCTOBRE 19.10.1917 (sic) [Alternative Title]
Summary: French film on the wrecks of Zeppelins forced down over French territory while returning from a raid on England, 19th-20th October 1917.
Description: The Germans lost eleven Zeppelins in the course of the raid, five of them over France. First, the wreck of one of the airships is inspected by French soldiers, while two of the aircraft which shot it down fly (indistinctly) overhead. The burnt-out wreck consists mainly of the airship frame and engines. Zeppelin L49, which was forced down intact near Bourbonne les Bains, rests on the ground, having broken its back in landing. It is inspected by French and US soldiers.
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: French
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 398 ft; Running time: 7 mins
Notes: Title: this and the subtitles are shown first in French, then in English. The English is occasionally quaint
Technical: this item is held on a single reel with films IWM 880-02a to IWM 880-02c. The can is marked as IWM 880-02
Series continuity: there is no film held under the numbers IWM 881 - IWM 900 inclusive