Star Item
  • Description

    Full title reads: "Vivid demonstration of Britain's latest aircraft at Eastleigh".

    Hampshire.

    First pictures of Royal Air Force (RAF) latest war aeroplanes. Various shots of people looking at aeroplanes lined up on airfield. Various shots of new Vickers Long Range Bomber, on ground, in flight and landing.

    M/S of pilot Jeffrey Quill getting into Spitfire - according to narrator these are first [moving] pictures of new fighter plane. Various shots of Spitfire taking off and in flight.

    The narrator explains these planes have been kept very 'hush-hush' and that only certain details about them have been released - all very top secret!

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1936
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    13005
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    885.01
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:01:24:00
    Canister:
    36/50
    Sort Number:
    36/050
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    Glamour prog 1 spitfire 1st pix SPITFIRES SPITFIRE
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. JasonC says

    Great narration, thanks! So to be clear - is the Spitfire the plane that they're talking about when they say it has an "uncanny silence" ? Were Spitfires very quiet?

    Thanks, Jason, London.

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment