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    R.A.F. pilots in bomber planes demonstrate marksmanship with smoke bombs.

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    Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

    Title: "Low Bombing Thrills. Amazing marksmanship on moving targets shown by Coastal Area Fighter Flights in competition for Royal Air Force Display".

    C/U of a R.A.F. man fitting small bombs to the undercarriage of an aeroplane, he is helped by two colleagues. M/S of a R.A.F. man using his weight to hold down the tail of the aeroplane while the propeller is started. Panning shot follows four R.A.F. aeroplanes as they take off, they have chequered patterns painted on the side.

    L/S of one of the plane swooping around they air, it drops one of its bombs creating a smoke cloud on the ground. Various shots of the planes dropping smoke bombs over a field.

    M/S of a group of pilots chatting and laughing with an R.A.F. officer. Panning shot of a fleet of R.A.F. planes parked on an airfield. More shots of smoke bombs being dropped. Various shots of a large two dimensional model of a battleship and a tropical island. More shots of pilots and ground crew working on the fleet of parked planes - they appear to be cleaning and carrying out routine maintenance work.

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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:
    01:42:39:00 / 01:46:48:00
    G 1298

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