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  • Short Summary

    Item showing how battle planes are produced for the war.

  • Description

    Title - 'Britain's mastery of the air. One instance showing how battle planes are being turned out of factories'.

    Location of events unknown / unclear.

    Pan on row of planes sitting on a field. Men moving light aeroplanes forward - they can even lift them away from buildings (hangars?).

    MS crowd of workers; etc. walking across field.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1872.37
    Media URN:
    72016
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:49:00 / 01:31:32:00
    Canister:
    ON 058 H

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  1. whiteheadaircraft says

    this is footage of the Whitehead Aircraft factory at Hanworth. the hangar doors with Whitehead Aircraft Ltd written right across are just about recognizable but i have checked the serial number of the planes and they are definitely made by this factory. My husband is John Alexander Whitehead\'s grandson.

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