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  • Short Summary

    A compilation of shots of Spitfires in action.

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    First item may be a copy of may be UN 250 A. Fighter pilots scrambling. Taking off. flying in formation. Distant planes in air with anti aircraft fire. British firing anti-air craft guns. Spitfires landing in a field. Pilot jumps from his plane. Refueling and rearming the aircraft. Machine gun shells being rearmed underneath the plane. Peace time take off. More take off. Aerial combat footage, fighter plane flying with one landing wheel missing, attacking war ships. Aircrew on ground pointing up. Formation flying.

    More take off and aerial combat shots, fighter planes being hit, a parachute from the air, planes exploding. VG shots spifires taking off. Formation flying with coastal background.
    Flight crew on the ground posing for a photograph. Spitfires flying amongst bombers. Air to air spitfires turning and banking. German bombers wrecked on the ground and amongst building rubble. One crash still in flames. Air to air shots, close to camera and in formation.

    Workers making spitfires and assembling them. More shots of take offs, flying and falling from the sky.

    Title reads: "RAF In Action - Actual Aerial Combat In France". CU Cine camera being fitted alongside the guns of a Royal Air Force fighter plane, in its wing. Ground to air GV several Hurricanes flying over camera. VS Camera gun shots of German aircraft - Dorniers, Stukas, and Heinkels being shot at from rear by the camera carrying aircraft. Most of the German aircraft attacked are destroyed or damaged. Air to air MS Three Hurricanes in flight. More air to air combat shots .

    Three planes flying against the clouds. Interior control tower. Crew walking away from bomber. Airmen on ground giving three cheers. Line of fighter planes pouring out smoke as they start up. They taxi away and take off. CU Queen mother and officer watching.

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    Film ID:
    2843.04
    Media URN:
    82773
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    mute
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:11:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:49:00 / 01:36:44:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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