Waafs And Barrage Balloon 1941

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    Title reads: "WAAFs and barrage balloons".

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    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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    Cataloguer:
    Amelia
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    38341
    Sort Number:
    41/063
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:58:00 / 01:47:58:00
    Canister:
    41/63
    Film ID:
    1099.37
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1941
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