• Short Summary

    Airfield being built on the West African coast to bring reinforcements (fighter aircraft) to forces in the Middle East during World War II.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: West African Aerodrome Aids War Supplies

    WEST COAST OF AFRICA: Exact location unknown:
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    AEROPLANES R.A.F. & NAVAL PLANES. Arriving in crates at West African Harbour.. lifted from ship's hold..assembled & tested.. natives cut trees & undergrowth to build runway..fuel tanks unloaded in assembly yard..formation flies to destination led by Blenheim

    AFRICA Aircraft arrive by ship at West African Harbour..assembled & tested..undergrowth & trees chopped down to make runway..planes lifted from ship by crates..lorry convoy moves off..fuel tanks unloaded in assembly yard..formation led to destination by Blenheim.

    SHIPPING Troops & reinforcements arrive at West African Port..unloading crates of 'plane parts from hold of ship..natives at work

    Aviation, WW2, Second World War, fighter planes, fighter aircraft, Royal Air Force
    Background: Airfield being built on the West African coast to bring reinforcements (fighter aircraft) to forces in the Middle East during World War II.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA83KGJSQCJF7YUR2D41K6POWKL
    Media URN:
    VLVA83KGJSQCJF7YUR2D41K6POWKL
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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