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    First pictures RAF operations against Italy.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: R.A.F. Take Initiative in Middle East War

    Libya: GV RAF Flag and aerodrome. GV Pan of Blenheim bomber on aerodrome. LV Petrol cans being unloaded in front of Blenheim bomber for refuelling. CU Refuelling Blenheim bomber. SV Refuelling bomber pan to empty cans thrown to ground. Pan From Blenheim bomber to bombs on ground. CU Putting bombs on trolley. LV Pulling trolley with bombs to Blenheim lorry moves up. SV & CU Loading bombs into racks underneath Blenheim. SV Air Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore shaking hands with Squadron-Leader. LV Group of pilots near Blenheim bomber. CU Pan two pilots. SV RAF Flag flying in breeze. Shot at dawn of Gloster Gladiator biplanes taking off. SV Pan to Avro Anson Reconnaissance plane taking off. LV, GV, LV Bristol Bombay Troop carrier taking off.

    Cairo, Egypt: Good Scenes: GV Palace in Cairo with formations of guards outside. SV Egyptian officer drilling guards with rifles on square. SV Diplomats lined up outside building - horses arriving. CU Coach with Ambassador past camera. SV Ambassador out of coach. SCU Ambassador and officials into building.

    LIBYA: CU Mechanics looking over engines. GV Blenheim bomber IV returning from raid. SCU FV Blenheim bomber returning. SV Track towards Airman waves from cockpit. GV Airman handing photographs from plane. SV Avro Anson arriving. SV Pilot out of cockpit with maps, etc. in hand. GV Pilot jumps from Blenheim other pilots looking on. SCU Airman pointing to bullet hole in fuselage. CU Pointing to bullet hole.

    Airforce - Active; World War II (Second World War)
    Background: First pictures RAF operations against Italy.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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