Italian Air Armada

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Details

Location

Derry/Londonderry

Year

1933

Source

Format

film, intertitles

black and white

Length

05min 25sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

Denis Mackie

Rights Holder

Susannah Mackie

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Description

Newsreel of the arrival of the Italian Air Armada at Lough Foyle on 2nd July, 1933.

Notes

The planes were known as 'Balbo's Italian Air Armada'. Italo Balbo was Mussolini's Air Minister. There were some 24 planes, which flew in formation from Italy to America, making several stops.

Shot List

'Arrival of Italian Air Armada Lough - Foyle, July 2nd, 1933'. View of planes in sky and landing on the water. Group of small boats watching. Close ups of sea plane. Officials. 03:34 'Seaplane leaving Londonderry'. Close up view of plane.