• Short Summary

    R.A.F. demonstrates latest planes - first moving pictures of Vickers Long Range Bomber and Spitfire.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Vivid demonstration of Britain's latest aircraft at Eastleigh".

    Hampshire.

    First pictures of Royal Air Force (RAF) latest war aeroplanes. Various shots of people looking at aeroplanes lined up on airfield. Various shots of new Vickers Long Range Bomber, on ground, in flight and landing.

    M/S of pilot Jeffrey Quill getting into Spitfire - according to narrator these are first [moving] pictures of new fighter plane. Various shots of Spitfire taking off and in flight.

    The narrator explains these planes have been kept very 'hush-hush' and that only certain details about them have been released - all very top secret!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    885.01
    Media URN:
    13005
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1936
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:01:24:00
    Canister:
    36/50

Comments (1)

  1. JasonC says

    Great narration, thanks! So to be clear - is the Spitfire the plane that they're talking about when they say it has an "uncanny silence" ? Were Spitfires very quiet?

    Thanks, Jason, London.

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