• Short Summary

    Item showing B-29 Super Fortress bombers being built and taking off for Japan.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Title reads - 'Air giants speed Pacific war.'

    India. M/S Indian ladies with baskets on their heads walking past planes on airfield. M/S as B-29 Super Fortress bomber comes in to land. M/S of the plane.

    Intertitle - 'Wichita'. (America). Interior L/S factory where the B-29s are being built. Various good shots as they are assembled. C/U wheels. M/S tail fin. Various shots of the planes.

    Intertitle - 'China'. Various shots of the B-29s lined up on airfield guarded by Chinese sentries. M/S as jeep draws up with food for the crew. Various shots as Chinese labourers drain the muddy airfield. Various shots as they roll gas drums along. L/S B-29. C/U name of one which is 'Ding How' written in English and Chinese, it means OK. M/S Major General shaking hands with crew and chatting. M/S Chinese soldier giving thumbs up. M/S as B-29 bomber takes off. Various good shots as they take off for Japan. Various shots of the B-29s in the air.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2080.02
    Media URN:
    62793
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:51:00 / 01:03:57:00
    Canister:
    UN 1425 B

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