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  • Description

    London.

    GV. Fighter pilots and their wives assembled in public house for the "Get together." SCU. Copies of autobiography book, written by legless fighter pilot from the last war Colin Hodgkinson, lying on table with sales placard behind them. SCU. Hodgkinson signing one of the books for Group Captain John "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham. CU. Signing. CU. Cunningham looking on. AS. Camera pans showing pictures of famous fighter pilots hanging on the wall. SCU. Hodgkinson talking to Sir Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgeon who helped him back to normal life. CU. Sir Archibald McIndoe. CU. Beer being drawn into glass. SCU. Fighter Pilot Johnny Johnson drinking with Hodgkinson at the bar. CU. Laddie Lucus, another famous fighter pilot. SCU. Lady McIndoe and Mrs Hodgkinson talking together. They turn and look at a picture of a spitfire hanging on the wall. Camera zooms in. SCU. Hodgkinson showing a model of a spitfire to John Cunningham and on his right is Bill Simpson, BEA pilot. CU. Hodgkinson and Cunningham with the spitfire model.

    (Title Scene K)

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1957
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    32747
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    649.30
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:00:00 / 01:46:45:00
    Canister:
    57/36
    Sort Number:
    57/036
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    McIndoe Foundation
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Hodgkinson's autobiography was called "Best Foot Forward".

    Line 4 - "test pilot John Cunningham" - rather than simply a test pilot, he was WWII fighter ace Group Captain John "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks jamied - nice to do John Cunningham justice.

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