• Short Summary

    'Operation Pinnacle' tests the nation's air defences.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Air Exercise Over Britain".

    'Operation Pinnacle' tests the nation's air defences.

    SV B29 Washington bomber standing on Coningsby Airfield, pan to GV of airfield (first 7 for super title). CU Nose of aircraft pan to engines. SV Armourers pushing bombs towards aircraft. LV Bombs being towed towards aircraft, engines in foreground. SV Back view, crew walking towards Washington. CU Nose of aircraft, pan to engine starting. SV Out- board engine starting. CU Nose of aircraft. SV Towards. travel shot, Washington taxiing out for take-off. LV Pan, aircraft taking off. LV Pan, another aircraft taking off. SV Back view, another aircraft taking off. VS of RAF base at Stanmore where anti-aircraft chiefs are planning defence. CU Major-General WW Irvine, OC US AA Artillery brigade and C-in-C British AA Command, Lieutenant-General Sir Charles F Loewen, standing outside HQ Stanmore. LS Vapour trails of bombers. CU Member of Royal Observer Corps. looking through binoculars at St. Albans, Hertfordshire. SV Elevated, two observers at post, one takes reading on instruments. CU Observer looking through instrument. Top view room of Fighter Command HQ. SV Indicators and directional arrows on table. LV Pilots running to Meteors at Church Fenton. CU Pilot climbing into cockpit. SV Meteors warming up. CU Pilot. VS Meteors taking off. SV Controller in plotting room. SV Elevated indicators and arrows being moved on plotting table.

    Library shots - LS Air to air American B50's in flight. SV Meteor formation flying to intercept raiders. CU Back view pilot. LV Meteor interceptors in flight. CU Meteor. LV Lancaster in flight - pan to jet attacking. CU Mid-upper turret on Lancaster. CU Meteors in flight. SV Lancaster in flight. SV Meteors starting attack. CU Mid-upper gunner on Lancaster. LV From Astrodome Meteor attacking and breaking-off. CU Back view of pilot as he dives away. SV Lancaster in flight and Meteor attacking. CU Back view pilot as he dives away. SV Meteor interceptors in flight.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:37:00 / 01:18:13:00

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