The drama of the destruction, devastation and loss
of life synonymous with aircraft disasters is evidenced here in this collection
of British news reports from the golden age of the cinema newsreel. The
aftermath, physical remains and survivor testimonies of some of the most
notorious air crashes, both civilian and R.A.F. are covered off in this
extensive overview of the period 1920 to 1973.
61 DISASTERS FEATURED INCLUDE :-
The great Air Mail Crash, Hendon, 1920.
The R101 Airship disaster of 1929.
The RAF Crash in Edmonton in 1938, destroying 3 homes and killing 11
Wartime British Air Defence successes in shooting down Luftwaffe planes.
The 1947 Tudor 2 crash that killed Lancaster designer Roy Chadwick.
The 1950 Tudor 5 airline crash killing 80 at Sigginstone, near Cardiff.
The 1952 Farnborough Air ShowDH.110 tragedy, killing 28
The Comet disasters of the Fifties.
The horrendous RAF Vulcan Crash at London Airport in 1956.
The RAF Black Arrows ‘Great Escape’ the following year.
1958 – The Manchester United tragedy near Munich.
The BAC 111, Kestrel, and BEA Vanguard Crashes of the 1960s.
1971 The Red Arrows lost four pilots and two Gnats during rehearsals at
Trident and Vanguard crashes complete this unique compilation of British
Pathé and British Movietone newsreel footage.
BONUS NEWSREEL FEATURES :-
1925 : Crash Proof Aircraft
1934 : Hendon Air Show
Release Date: 29/07/2013
Our Price: £13.95