• Short Summary

    Footage of RAF photography unit at work at air base in France.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "THE RAF IN FRANCE OVER THE SIEGFRIED LINE"

    CU Sign: 'Britannia Drive'. Various shots RAF ( Royal Air Force ) men clearing and levelling ground for use as an airfield. M/S of men digging trenches for the airfield defences. C/U's of man holding 1914-18 shell case and wearing 1914-18 helmet found during trench digging.

    M/S and C/U of machine gun post on airfield. C/U Ground crew starting a Spitfire. L/S of battle observation plane taking off on recce flight over Siegfried Line. Various shots, recce pictures being brought back by aircraft rushed to film laboratory and being developed and examined. (Good story showing work of photo reconnaissance unit).

    Cataloguer's note: Good story showing work of photo reconnaissance unit.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1025.34
    Media URN:
    20323
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:00:00 / 01:38:29:00
    Canister:
    39/83

Comments (1)

  1. David Fairhead says

    The aircraft pictured isn't a Spitfire but a Fairey Battle.

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