• Short Summary

    Sturdy WAAFs are trained in barrage balloon duty.

  • Description

    Title reads: "WAAFs and barrage balloons".

    Location of events unknown.

    Various shots of Balloon Section of the WAAFs (Women's' Auxiliary Air Force) standing to attention, a female officers inspects them. The women are all dressed in boiler suits and are being trained in handling of barrage balloons, to help release more men for RAF operational duties. Narrator describes them as "sturdy types" who in peacetime would be "Gym mistresses, Police women or mothers-in-law". Various shots of women filling a barrage balloon with gas using a hose. Various shots of girl pulling ropes of balloon as it is launched into the air. No shots of the balloons actually in the air.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1099.37
    Media URN:
    38341
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:58:00 / 01:47:58:00
    Canister:
    41/63

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