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Video: "London - Belgium Air Mail And Transport Plane (1920-1929)"

London - Belgium air mail and transport plane.

Aviation; commercial. Early passenger aeroplanes and mail plane; 1920s? England/Belgium air mail plane: Loading mail bags onto aeroplane; Shot of a line of men holding bags standing in front of a bi-plane. The first man in line hands his bag to another man who packs it in the aeroplane; Ghent printed on bags. CU 2 men on ground by aeroplane; pilot in cockpit; one man hands up papers; pilot signs document. Plane starts to move. Shot from behind; aeroplane taxis away.

A few men & women seeing off a friend who is boarding aeroplane; she climbs ladder to enter plane. Man helps to raise windows by passenger seat (seat is directly behind pilot; not inside body of aeroplane); the woman passenger wears cap pulled down; goggles; etc. Next; another plane (Airco Deluxe ?). Two passengers climb small ladder to enter aeroplane. They sit at table; smoking; talking. One picks up deck of cards.

CU 2 other passengers; one banging on typewriter...

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