• Short Summary

    Aircraft used in WWII to defend against German air raids are flown annually to commemorate the Battle of Britain

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

    ENGLAND: London:
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    AEROPLANES - R.A.F. and Naval Massed formations fly over London to commemorate the "Battle of Britain" - seen silhouetted against war-scarr London. Lord Tedder, wife and son, seen watching from Air Ministry roof. A lone Hurricane seen to symbolise "The Finest Hour"

    BATTLE OF BRITAIN ANNIVERSARY Massed formations of planes fly over heart of London to commemorate the Battle of Britain, Lord Tedder and wife and son seen watching from Air Ministry roof. A lone Hurricane seen symbolising "Our Finest Hour"

    FIELD MARSHALL MONTGOMERY Field-Marshal Lord Montgomery meets Mayor of Edinhoven at Portsmouth to pay tribute to British troops who fought for freedom of Holland. Speaks on purpose of ceremony. "Torch of Freedom" is lit - handed to paratrooper - veteran of arnhem who it to travel with it across to the Continent

    PARACHUTES Paratrooper (veteran of Arnhem) seen receiving Torch of Freedom to carry it across Channel-Seen going aboard naval vessel

    LORD TEDDER With wife and son watching the massed formations of planes flying over London to Commemorate "Battle of Britain" anniversary

    TORCH "Torch of Freedom" handed to paratrooper - veteran of Arnhe who will carry it across Channel along path of liberation

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    Background: Aircraft used in WWII to defend against German air raids are flown annually to commemorate the Battle of Britain

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9L1UQVKZXJF34EHAT2811RZ3M
    Media URN:
    VLVA9L1UQVKZXJF34EHAT2811RZ3M
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1948
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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