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  • Short Summary

    Supplies are dropped out to a weather ship in the Atlantic from a Lancaster bomber.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    St. Evel Airfield, Newquay, Cornwall & Atlantic Ocean.

    General view of coastal command airfield with two Lancaster planes getting ready to take off. Officer and airman marking map. Package of radar tubes being put aboard aircraft. Close up shot of WAAF radio transmitter operator in control tower. Long shot of Lancaster aircraft taking off, pan with plane as it rises.
    Atlantic Ocean - air to air shot of Lancaster in flight. Closer air to air shot of Lancaster flying over sea, passing through cloud. Close up shot of interior of aircraft. Navigator in foreground. Long air to air shot of Lancaster flying above weather ship 'Explorer'. Close up shot of Lancaster running in to drop package - flying very low. Close up shot of a pilot pulling release lever to drop the radar supplies to the 'Explorer'. Close up shot of the pilot signalling. Plane flies low over water and weather ship. Close up shot of pilot. Long shot of Lancaster flying over sea.

    Possibly connected with 48/99 - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1524.15
    Media URN:
    59832
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:59:00 / 01:16:15:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 044 K

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