Wings across the world

United Kingdom, 1956

TV show
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An account of world-wide commercial aviation showing how it operates and is controlled. The aim of the International Civil Aviation Organization is to establish and maintain standards of safety and comfort. Film includes sequences shot in Bolivia, Afghanistan, Beirut, Montreal and Switzerland, along the new routes of the North Pole, at London Airport and in Venezuela. The impact of air travel on primitive peoples, in particular on an Abyssinian peasant who had never seen a railway or a real road.

Credits

producer

Norman Swallow

production company

BBC

Duration

00:46:22:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1956

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30535

Language

English

Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Aeronautics

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Aeronautics - History

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Airplanes

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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