• Short Summary

    Air Marshal Sholto-Douglas reviews recent RAF activity over France. Pictures taken by automatic cameras substantiate?

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Fighter Sweeps

    ENGLAND:
    EXT
    GV Spitfires lined up.
    CU prop. starting to turn.
    CUBV Spitfire starting up.
    CU pilot in cockpit of Spitfire wearing oxygen mask.
    LV Spitfires taking off.
    GV about 12 Spitfires taking off.
    LV and CU Sholto-Douglas seated at desk speaks.
    LV Spitfires taxiing towards.
    CU Spitfire past and comes to a stop.
    CU pilot jumping out of Spitfire.
    LTV pilots around intelligence officer.

    German destroyer and British plane firing at same.
    Shot plane firing at German destroyer.
    Shot LV New German fighter being fired at.
    SV New German fighter being fired at - pilot bales out.
    New German fighter out of control.
    LAV 16 Spitfires flying over 'drome.
    GV 11 Spitfires towards and over camera.

    "NEW FIGHTER PLANE GERMAN "FOCKE WULF 190."

    A.M. & ROTA BLUE

    SOUND EFFECTS:
    LV and CU Sholto Douglas speaks: "In the Battle of Britain, Fighter Command was on the defensive, now the initiative is ours and every day with our fighter sweeps and extensive bomber raids we are carrying the war to the enemy, we like it better that way."

    Airforce - Active; Personalities - Armed Force; sWilliam Sholto Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas of Kirtleside (1893-1969)
    Background: Air Marshal Sholto-Douglas reviews recent RAF activity over France. Pictures taken by automatic cameras substantiate claims made by Fighter Command.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2NI1K16FL4U6P6Z2UW9D1VUPL
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NI1K16FL4U6P6Z2UW9D1VUPL
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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