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  • Short Summary

    Bombing Squadron demonstrate formation flying at Royal Air Force Pageant.

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    Spittlegate, nr. Grantham, Lincolnshire.

    Title: "Like Soldiers in the Sky. Wonderful formation flying by 4 day bombing squadrons for Royal Air Force Pageant".

    Panning shot of a long line of aeroplanes parked on an airfield, their propellers are spinning and their pilots stand beside them. L/S of the twenty or so aeroplanes taking off. Low angled L/S, taken from ground level, of the aeroplanes flying in arrow formations. Aerial shot looking down at some of the planes in a formation flying over fields. More ground level shots of aeroplane formations. Another aerial shot of formation.

    Intertitle: "The Squadron will attack in 'line abreast'."

    More aerial shots of formation flying. The planes manoeuvre so they a flying in a straight line. Various ground level L/Ss of planes flying in the line.

    Note: please see also separate record for LIKE SOLDIERS IN THE SKY (long version & cuts).

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:48:00 / 01:13:46:00
    G 1302

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