• Short Summary

    Coastal Command in Cornwall transports mail to sailors on board warship in Atlantic.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Air Mail New Style".

    St. Mawgan, Cornwall.

    Coastal Command transport mail to sailors on board warship in Atlantic. L/S airman at St. Mawgan Airport packing canisters with mail and newspapers etc. for sailors on board HMS Bermuda. Various shots mail and newspapers being packed into canister. C/U hand-written message: "Best Wishes Pathe News". C/U airman sealing up canister. G/V canisters being loaded into bomb bay of Avro Shackleton aircraft. C/U canisters in the bomb bay.

    C/U captain looking out of cockpit as the engines start. Panning shot aircraft taxiing out onto runway. Panning shot aircraft taking off. C/U pilot at controls. Aerial shot looking down at coast line and sea. C/U navigator plotting on graph inside plane. Air shot, looking down at the sea with cloud drifting by. C/U pilot eating an apple.

    Air shot warship HMS Bermuda sailing 150 miles North East of the Azores. C/U plane's bomb doors open and canisters are released. Three drop and camera pans down as the first one hits the sea. C/U pilot giving the thumbs up sign. Air shot, looking down on small boats which have been sent out from HMS Bermuda to pick up the canisters. Panning shot Shackleton aircraft flying away, its mission completed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:16:00 / 01:16:41:00

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