• Short Summary

    An item showing the versatility of wings both biological and mechanical.

  • Description

    Wings.

    A look at the evolution of wings. Probably filmed at Pathe studios, London.

    M/S of aeroplanes flying in formation. A diagram shows how a lizard developed into a bird over millions of years. Compares arms with wing parts. M/S as aeroplanes fly overhead again. M/S of a seaplane. Various shots as a carrier pigeon delivers a message to soldiers. M/S of carrier pigeon flying away from the front line. A diagram shows a swallow and its wings, various shots of different fast birds. M/S's of an eagle and a vulture at London zoo. A diagram shows a wren sat on a flying owl. C/U of a real owl with a little girl. A man plays Icarus with his wings, he falls to the ground after flying too near the sun. M/S cartoon of a Brazilian deer fly, the fastest flying thing in the world. The cartoon shows it flying in front of a missile, asking if it has engine trouble.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1550.24
    Media URN:
    49751
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:06:00 / 01:47:05:00
    Canister:
    NSP 334

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