• Short Summary

    Delegates return from India, helicopter sprays crops, and airmen rehearse for atom bomb test.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Flying into the news.

    M/S of flying boat coming to a stop on the water. M/S as Lord Pethick-Lawrence emerges followed by Sir Stafford Cripps. They walk along the jetty and Lord Pethick-Lawrence makes a speech about India saying it too early to judge the situation but they have made friends there who will remember them. The group stand behind him.

    M/S side view of a helicopter in flight, spraying pesticides onto an orchard. The helicopter moves into reverse. M/S of it stationary in mid-air, the pilot picks cherries whilst helicopter is hovering. They fly off at speed spraying the trees as they go.

    Rehearsal for atom bomb test, Operation Crossroads. M/S scale models of ships, M/S of sign for Kwajelein. Aeroplanes line up on the airfield. Various shots of battery of atom test cameras in the side of the B.29 aeroplane. The camera pans up and down them. M/S of the cameramen inside. L/S of the crew on the ground. M/S of Major Swancutt the pilot, and Major Wood the bombardier. The plane, "Dave's Dream", taxis and takes off. Air to air shots of it over the site, they release the practise smoke bomb.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:05:00 / 01:18:43:00

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