• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - date unclear / unknown - paperwork says 1939 - 1945.

    German voiceover.


    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 one woman) 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 hanger. Large number of Messerschmitts lined up - swastikas on tails. Propellers started. Fokker Wolfe 190's (FW 190) stand outside the hanger. Men at work. Sheets of metal are wrapped around a frame. Dorniers in hanger. 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 hanger. Planes taxi along the runway of an airfield. Messerschmitts fly through the air (these scenes are badly scratched).

    Note: probably captured German footage. 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:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:29:00 / 01:21:05:00
    UN 187 D

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