• Short Summary

    Battle of Britain anniversary marked.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BATTLE OF BRITAIN REMEMBRANCE DAY".

    London & Biggin Hill, Kent.

    Group of Battle of Britain pilots with Group Captain Bader and Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding, former Chief of Fighter Command. Bader climbing into cockpit of a Spitfire. Close up shot of Bader seated in cockpit, he adjusts cockpit cover. Spitfires taxiing to runway. Spitfires taking off in threes. Aerial shot of three Spitfires taking off. Top shot of three Spitfires in flight. Top shot of formation of Spitfires flying over London. A good shot of Tower Bridge and surroundings from the air. Good shots of St. Paul's Cathedral and City of London from the air.

    Trafalgar Square with huge crowds and large Savings posters. Prime Minister Clement Attlee speaking from special stand in Trafalgar Square (natural sound). Various shots of captured German equipment in Trafalgar Square. Radar equipment on show in Trafalgar Square. Attlee appeals for more savings.

    Civil Defence workers march past in Trafalgar Square. British soldiers march past. Royal Air Force march past. Several shots of RAF men entering Westminster Abbey. Shot of Westminster Abbey, camera pans down to R.A.F. men entering.

    The chapel on Biggin Hill aerodrome. The altar and the Roll of Honour in the St. George's Chapel. Long shot of congregation singing hymns in the chapel. Close up shot of the altar with the inscription "In The Shadow Of Thy Wings Will I Rejoice". The R.A.F. insignia "Per Ardua ad Astra".

    (Comb. Print)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1165.02
    Media URN:
    40259
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:46:00 / 01:08:42:00
    Canister:
    45/76

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