• Short Summary

    First pictures of dramatic action in which Fleet Air Arm secured twenty-four direct hits on Nazi battleship Tirpitz.

  • Description

    MISCELLANEOUS SEAS:
    GV plane taking off from aircraft carrier at sea..LIB. NO. 12494.
    TV Barracudas "ticking over" on deck of carrier.
    Angle shot pilot in cockpit.
    TV Barracuda taxiing away from carrier.
    Shot Fleet air arm planes (Barracudas, Hellcats & Wildcats) flying low over water.

    NORWAY: Norwegian Fjiords:
    GAV flying over sea and approaching Norwegian Fjiords.
    GAV flying near Norwegian Fjiords showing snow capped mountains.
    GAV Fleet Air Arm planes consisting of Barracudas, Hellcats and Wildcats flying over Norwegian Fjiords.
    LAV Norwegian Fjiord.
    LAV Fleet air arm planes (Barracudas, Hellcats and Wildcats) approaching
    CAA FJIORD. (ORIG. BLUE)
    AV 16mm. Blow up material Tirpitz being hit and bombed. (ORIG. DUPE NEG.)
    AV Barracudas in formation. (ORIG. BLUE)
    AV 16mm. Blow up material Tirpitz being hit and bombed. (ORIG. DUPENEG)

    GV plane (Corsair) landing on carrier.
    SV Corsair along deck.
    LV group of Fleet Air Arm pilots who bombed Tirpitz posing in front of plane.
    SV pan pilots smiling.

    USA: Hawaii: Pearl harbour:
    GV salvaging U.S.A. "OKLAHOMA" (Battleship) in Pearl Harbour.
    Side view showing structure fitted onto hull of ship.
    Shot showing mass of steel cables pulling ship over onto side.
    SV OKLAHOMA on side on water.
    LV looking along decks - ship on side in water.
    SV OKLAHOMA at quayside.
    FV workmen on decks pan up to U.S. flag flying.

    Pacific Ocean:
    GV U.S. battleship firing at Jap planes.
    Pan shot two Jap planes in air after being hit.

    GV Jap plane skis along top of water hits water and explodes.
    SV Jap plane in air after being hit pan down as it crashes into sea.

    Navy - Active; Airforce - Active; World War II in the Far East: Second World War
    Background: First pictures of dramatic action in which Fleet Air Arm secured twenty-four direct hits on Nazi battleship Tirpitz. US battleship Oklahoma, sunk at Pearl Harbour, now refloated. US naval force in Pacific shoots Jap squadron out of sky.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1424RLGW73P2QICYAPRI8H5EQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1424RLGW73P2QICYAPRI8H5EQ
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1944
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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