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    Documentary about the RAF mostly featuring Second World War material.

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    Continued. Aerial view of gunfire from on board ship. Ship being fired upon by aircraft - good sequence. Various shots of boats and land targets under attack from the air. Good shot of bombs dropping.

    Churchill inspects members of the RAF - various shots - shakes hands, speaks to an anti-aircraft gunner, stands with officers and men, inspects aircraft etc. M/S of signpost which reads: "Royal Canadian Air Force - Service Flying Training School - British Commonwealth Air Training Plan." Churchill in large overcoat and hat inspects troops in the snow. Shots of Churchill in cockpit of a plane, smoking cigar as he flies the plane. Various shots of Churchill talking to R.A.F.officers and to a pilot in the cockpit of a plane. Churchill and wife watch a fly past with other dignitaries. High ranking R.A.F. personnel stand with Churchill as a plane lands. They have to turn away as a huge cloud of dust is produced. Churchill rides on the back of a tank. Men stand to attention by their tanks. L/S of planes flying above tanks. Parade of tanks. Churchill stands watching smoking a cigar. Aircraft in flight, explosions, direct hits, aircraft parked on runway being destroyed, aircraft blowing up etc.

    Radar in operation. Good shots of girls in operations room - "plotters" - as they move markers around a map. Large number of men parachuting down from aircraft. Panning shot of harbour. Rockets in sky and taking off from the ground - various shots. Fire on a beach. C/U shot of fire moving across beach. Frogmen swimming underwater (looks like they are in a swimming pool).

    M/Ss of dignitaries at a conference. L/S of a mushroom cloud. C/U of an emblem (could be the United Nation's emblem? A map of the world surrounded by a Roman style wreath) L/S of group of people walking up the steps of a large building - possibly the United Nations headquarters.


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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:30:35:00 / 01:36:40:00

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