• Short Summary

    War Minister Hore Belisha visits the Territorial Army to see the latest developments in warfare.

  • Description

    Titles read: "WAR MINISTER AT WATCHET".

    Watchet, Somerset.

    War Minister Mr Hore-Belisha sees the latest developments in warfare on a visit to the Territorial Army. First he sees the Queen Bee - a plane that flies without any human being aboard. It is released from a catapult-style machine and is controlled entirely by radio. Next we see the Anti-Aircraft Batteries using a special contraption that calculates the height, speed and direction of an enemy plane and sights the guns automatically. One of the Batteries scores a direct hit on the Queen Bee and brings it crashing down into the sea.

    Good shots of Anti-Aircraft Batteries in action.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    977.50
    Media URN:
    17997
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:01:00 / 01:49:02:00
    Canister:
    38/69

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