• Short Summary

    German fighter planes in production at an aircraft factory and in the air.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.


    Several shots of U-boats being launched - quite impressive.

    Top shot of workers arriving at (or leaving) an aircraft factory (this seems to be the ending of a different story).

    Various shots inside a German armament factory showing men and women working on German aircraft on production lines. Women work at benches. C/Us of woman doing close work. Men at an upright drawing board. A man confers with a woman. Top shot of aircraft factory floor. C/U of man bolting together bodywork. Moving top shot of aircraft being assembled. Men seen working as camera travels over them. Various shots of factory floor, men working and large numbers of aircraft being constructed. C/Us of men's faces as they work. Propellers being fixed on, tests being carried out.

    Messerschmitt BF 109 fighter plane (ME 109) taxis out of a hangar. Large number of Messerschmitts lined up - swastikas on tails. Propellers started. Fokker Wolfe 190's (FW 190) stand outside the hangar. Men at work. Sheets of metal are wrapped around a frame. Dorniers in hangar. Camera moves in on man testing instruments in cockpit. Engine is moved through the air on a winch. Twin engine bombers. A plane is lifted out of the hangar. Planes taxi along the runway of an airfield. Messerschmitts fly through the air (these scenes are badly scratched).

    Sound stops at (01:28:00).

    Note: probably captured German footage - UFA material. Good moving shots of aircraft construction. Also, other items of footage contain this item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:43:00 / 01:28:33:00
    UN 219 D

Comments (1)

  1. Timothy1958 says

    This film is incorrectly titled. Obviously there are submarines being launched which the title fails to include. Also, the aircraft being produced include Bf-109F's and FW-190As, both of which were not produced until 1941.

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