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    An explanation and demonstration of RADAR, in the North Sea

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: RADAR-The Secret Weapon That Revolutionised Warfare and Speeded Allied Victory

    ENGLAND: Thames Estuary:

    Aeroplanes. American. Shooting up ships off Jap coast & factories on coast. U. S. bomber returning from raid on Europe, engine catches fire, pilot sends out his position by radar. Destroys set & crash lands in the Channel. Crew climb into the dingy.

    RADAR controller sitting looking down on plotting table. Night Attack: -Radar picks up plan -eaack-ack guns open up after the searchlights pin pointed plane crashing. Radar used for rescuing crashed airmen. U.S. bomber returning from raid one engine catches fire, pilot gives his position by the radar set, destroys set & crash lands on sea. crew climb into dingy to await being picked up. Diagram of a plane 'on the beam' in fog. Radar used in fog on ships. Shot of equipment. Captain on bridge looking at screen which marks position of his & other ships (Plan position indicator.).

    SHIPPING Radar used on ship in thames Estuary in fog.

    Science and Technology; Munitions and Armaments

    fog, future, boats, navigate, radio, doppler, PPI, fog, munitions, military, war, Carson, Navy, Air Force, WWII, World War Two, World War II, Second World War, War, Allied, Allies
    Background: An explanation and demonstration of RADAR, in the North Sea

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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