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    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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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:42:00 / 01:48:51:00
    UN 993 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 0993 C
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    War & Revolution
    MayaVision 1 Spitfires Spitfire spitfire general DC-3 RAF RAF - 1940 Spitfires
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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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