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    Royal Air Force pageant. London.

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    Royal Air Force war pageant / training. London.

    MS looking up at planes flying in formation.

    Title - 'The war of the future'.

    MS three aeroplanes in sky in distance; one going into tailspin. Shots of planes swooping down near ground and dropping bombs. MS parachutes floating down. Closer shot paratrooper landing; some men on ground rush over to meet him. Various shots of scenes from a mock battle between ship and planes. Tracking shot of aeroplane flying; dropping bombs. Explosions on ship (which is actually on the ground). Lots of smoke.

    Title - 'Hendon. For RAF pageant June 30th. "Close-up" pictures of bombing display - taken at risk by Pathe cameraman.'

    MS mechanic sitting on ground putting row of bombs under wing of aeroplane. Wide shot side view several planes taking off to right. 5 planes flying in a line. Tracking shot plane flying. Shot from plane looking down at the field. Outline of a ship drawn on ground; with a few spots marked on it - targets? CU bombs dropping from plane.

    Title - 'Cricklewood. Safety in the air. Successful trials of Handley-Page Hendon with slotted wings, by which pilot can retain complete control despite loss of flying speed'.

    MS plane on ground with pilot sat in cockpit. Same; with 2 men (another pilot and man in business suit) standing in foreground. MS aeroplane flying and coming in for a landing at slow speed.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1930
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:24:00 / 01:20:04:00
    ON 371 A

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