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  • Description

    Title reads: "WAAFs and barrage balloons".

    Location of events unknown.

    Various shots of Balloon Section of the WAAFs (Women's' Auxiliary Air Force) standing to attention, a female officers inspects them. The women are all dressed in boiler suits and are being trained in handling of barrage balloons, to help release more men for RAF operational duties. Narrator describes them as "sturdy types" who in peacetime would be "Gym mistresses, Police women or mothers-in-law". Various shots of women filling a barrage balloon with gas using a hose. Various shots of girl pulling ropes of balloon as it is launched into the air. No shots of the balloons actually in the air.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    38341
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1099.37
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:58:00 / 01:47:58:00
    Canister:
    41/63
    Sort Number:
    41/063
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Travel & Exploration War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    CITC CITC2 Simon OK COMMANDE OK COMMANDE EVE Barrage Balloons
  • Stills

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

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