• Short Summary

    Wellington bombers fitted with devices which can explode sea bombs from the air.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "ANTI-MINE WELLINGTONS".

    Location unknown.

    Various shots of the Wellington bomber planes being fitted with large metal hoops around the noses and wings at an air base in a desert. Shots of the Wellington bomber in flight - the large ring is charged with electricity and when flying over the sea it can explode magnetic mines set down by Germans.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1075.04
    Media URN:
    37899
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:24:00 / 01:04:17:00
    Canister:
    43/8

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The strange-looking aircraft seen here is a version of the Wellington called the DWI (Directional Wireless Installation).

    This particular aircraft, with the Serial Number P2516, was the very first to be fitted with the device.

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