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Capturing Lions by Aeroplane
Description: Major Jack Allen captures a lion from the wing of a biplane.
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Clip #: TFA-243F
Length: 12:42
Year: 1926
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Subject: Animals
Original: 16mm
1920ís, goatherds journeying with herd to distant village marketplace, biplane in flight, goatherds pointing and watching airplane in flight, herd of goats running as airplane passes overhead, goatherds signaling to airplane as it lands nearby, Major Jack Allen exiting airplane and waving as co-pilot inspects engine, goatherds bowing, Allen shaking hands with goatherds, Allen showing biplane to goatherds, Allen waving goodbye to goatherds, co-pilot servicing biplane engine as Allen waves goodbye to goatherds, lion walking, goatherds running away after they see lion near goats, goatherd talking with Allen who stands near plane, Allen and co-pilot affixing chains and anchors to plane, loops of chain being suspended near the center of plane and anchor being hung on chain loop, Allen riding on biplane wing as plane flies towards lion, anchor being lowered and lion being ensnared in chain, plane landing near lion trapped in chain, lion lunging at Allen as he approaches, Allen lassoing and tying up lion, pilot and goatherds watching fearfully, Allen smoking cigarette next to tied up lion, pilot patting Allen on back and shaking his hand

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