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'The Mauretania Of The Air' (1930)

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Uploaded by Media Archive on 11/19/2016
Good footage of the Dornier Do.X - a giant flying boat - on its flight from Germany. Full title reads: "Germany. 'The Mauretania of the air'. Giant flying boat Do.X starts on first leg of Amsterdam-Calshot-Azores-Bermuda-America flight." Germany. Aerial views over waterside aircraft hangers. The massive Dornier Do-X flying boat can be seen at the water's edge. Shots of the DoX taking off from the water. Air to air shots of plane taking off. Good air to air shots of the flying boat over the country. Aerial view of the large shadow of the plane crossing the land. More air to air shots. Intertitle reads: "at the second 'leg', Calshot." Calshot, Hampshire. The Do.X flies overhead accompanied by other planes. It comes in to land on the waters. People are watching from the dockside. Shots of the Dornier moving across the water. Shots from a boat going round the plane. Shots of various dignitaries going onboard the Do.X and meeting crew

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