• Short Summary

    Pathe shows pictures of The Battle of Britain as a fly past commemorates events of the War.

  • Description

    SV. Pan up, showing empty runway at Biggin Hill Aerodrome. CU. Sign "Royal Air Force" Biggin Hill. GV. Memorial Chapel LV. Line of Gloster Meteor 'planes. LV. Showing old and new control towers on aerodrome. SV. Officers at controls. Shot looking through window, Gloucester Meteor taxiing past. SV. Officers looking out of window. SV. Pan, Meteor taxiing past. STV. Interior officers drinking at bar. & SV. CU. Pan, three Royal Air Force types smiling. SV. Dog drinking out of tankard. SV. R.A.F. types looking at model at spitfire. CU. Model of spitfire. SV. Paintings on mess wall. CU. Pan picture of Sailor Malan riding Spitfire pan to others.

    SV. Group, of Battle of Britain pilots with Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding talking to Group Captain Douglas Bader, pan to other pilots including Stanford Tuck. SCU. Group Captain Bader talking to high ranking officers. SV. Dowding talking to Tuck. LV. Pan, pilots scrambling to Spitfire CU. Nose of spitfire SCU. Pilots giving thumbs-up. LV. Pan Squadron of Hurricanes taking off. SCU. Towards, Hurricane taking off. LV. Squadron flying across sky. LV. German Junkers JU. 88's being attacked. LV. Towards Spitfire peeling off after attack. SV. German aircraft being hit. LV. Enemy raiders overhead. CU. Two spitfires in formation. LV. Enemy raider diving in flames. LV. Pilot descending in shot-away parachute. LV. Enemy aircraft hitting water. CU. Wreckage of Heinkel fuselage in graveyard GV. German aircraft in graveyard. MV. Workmen carrying part of German aircraft fuselage scrap heap. SV. Wing of aircraft. CU. German insignia on battered wing.

    LV. Towards and pan, Canberra taking off. LV. Pan Canberra taking off. CU. Pan, Canberra taking off. CU. RAF man looking up. SV. Canberras in flight. GV. Canberras in flight. SV. Air to air, Canberras passing camera. GV. Officials looking upon Air Ministry roof. SCU. Earl Harold Alexander (Defence Minister) and Air Chief Marshal Sir John Baker looking up. LV. Pan, Hawker Hurricane flying across Air Ministry roof. CU. Lord Tedder and son looking up. CU. Sir William Joseph Slim (CIGS) looking up. CU. Admiral Sir Roderick Macgrigor (C-in-C Home Fleet) looking up. CU. Major-General F. Griswold, U.S.A.F. looking up. GV. People on roof of Air Ministry, pan up to De Havilland Hawker Hunter. GV. Elevated air to air, Gloster Meteors flying over London.
    (Orig. Neg & Lav.) (Orig. "E") Selected originals exist for this item - see other records.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    28.47
    Media URN:
    27475
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:26:00 / 01:53:30:00
    Canister:
    52/76

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