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  • Short Summary

    Material of a Spitfire stuck in water, and D.C.3 aeroplanes landing on airfield.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Location of events unclear / unknown.

    Various shots of a Spitfire aeroplane bogged down in water, airmen stand around and examine it. C/U wheels in water. M/S plane. The airmen get under the wing and start rocking it to free it. C/U wheels spinning on truck trying to pull it out, pan to aeroplane. M/S as propellor starts and pilot gets in. M/S men under wings trying to get the plane out. M/S plane moving round. M/S as it moves slowly forward. M/S airman taking leaves to put under the wheels. M/S people digging. L/S aeroplanes flying over. C/U D.C. 3 aircraft, landing. L/S crowds. M/S jeep emerging from aircraft. Various shots R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) officers looking at map and discussing tactics.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1954.10
    Media URN:
    61632
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:42:00 / 01:48:51:00
    Canister:
    UN 993 C

Comments (1)

  1. David Fairhead says

    This footage shows a Spitfire Mk. IX which entered service in 1942, as did the jeep trying to tow it out of the water. Furthermore, a later shot shows a jeep with 337 Wing painted on it, which suggests that this footage dates from the Italian campaign or later.

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