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  • Short Summary

    Footage of Lancasters and Spitfires.

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

    Lancaster Bombers.

    Various shots of numerous Avro Lancaster bombers taxiing on runway. Several shots of the bombers in-flight. L/Ss of Spitfire landing on aircraft carrier. Air to ground shots of explosion in dock land area. L/S of Spitfires taking off from carrier L/S of pilot climbing out of smoking aircraft. L/S of fire-fighters spraying foam on it. L/S of damaged aircraft on carrier. Several more shots of aircraft activity on carrier, landing etc. Shots of mechanics at work on Spitfire. L/Ss of crane lifting plane over the side of carrier.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:49:00 / 01:26:35:00
    UN 1019 A

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    There are two shots of a Fairey Firefly (best guess) landing on carrier, definitely these are not Spitfires, although Spitfires appear between these shots.
    The Spitfire's undercarriage retracted outwards, the Firefly's inwards, thus the Firefly's appear more splayed than the Spitfire.

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  2. Colin Uttley says

    A mix of Seafires (the naval version of the Spitfire) and Fireflies. For some reason, the bombing footage is playing backwards.

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