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helicopter model on minature London set High Treason (1929) - an early British sci-fi drama from the silent era, this pacifist story was directed by Maurice Elvey. The film includes prophetic scenes - featuring a tunnel under the English Channel, the terrorist bombing of a Euro-tunnel train, and it also shows helicopter machines flying over London and landing on roof-tops.

This is probably the very first instance of a 'helicopter' in the movies! These screen captures, of a model helicopter on the miniature set, are taken from Matthew Sweet's excellent documentary Silent Britain (BBC, 2006).

helicopter in High Treason

High Treason helicopter









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