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  • Short Summary

    Material relating to newsreel story "Spectacular U.S. Tests" of 52/37.

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    Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Spectacular U.S. Tests" - 52/37.

    Same material as in the newsreel - American voiceover - first shot without superimposed title.

    American title superimposed "Air Force Tests Its Own Planes Under Fire".

    Aberdeen, Maryland, United States of America - testing ammunition.

    GV. A B-17 Flying Fortress bomber suspended by wires from two pylons. Soldier kneeling by detonator device. MV. Flying Fort suspended. CU Hand turning detonator handle to set of explosives. MV. Explosion in B-17, a charge of pentolight has been used. CU. Shattered tail unit. SV. Damaged tail unit.

    LV. Fuel tanks. CU. hand inserts incendiary shell into breach of gun. CU. Officer fires charge. GV. Gun fires, and tank bursts into flame. LV. Fire engine arrives on scene. MV. SV. Firemen put out flames.

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    Film ID:
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    Selected originals
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:19:00 / 01:53:55:00
    52/37 H (Selected Originals)

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