• Short Summary

    Good footage of an RAF base in France.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "RAF IN FRANCE"

    C/U Sign: 'Britannia Drive' pan to L/S RAF ( Royal Air Force ) men cutting road through wood. Various shots RAF men road building at new base. M/S of pile of potatoes pan to cook putting container full of food on stove. M/S of RAF men eating from long table in open air.

    Various shots RAF men at work helping French farmer on farm. C/U RAF man carrying chicken. M/S of flowers on 1914-18 war memorial. Various shots of buildings gutted by fire and shells during 1914-18 war. C/U Two large French cups of coffee being poured out.

    M/S and C/U Frenchman and RAF man drinking cup of coffee outside cafe. L/S of French country church. Various shots RAF men drinking, reading and relaxing in Sergeant's Mess. Good C/U of pin-up pictures on wall. M/S of RAF man posting letters.

    Cataloguer's note: This is an excellent story of the RAF in France.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1025.28
    Media URN:
    20317
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:26:00 / 01:30:59:00
    Canister:
    39/82

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