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  • Short Summary

    Takeoff of British jet bomber which smashed Atlantic crossing record.

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    These shots seem to be out takes from "CANBERRA DOES IT".

    Shots of Canberra flying and landing, possibly at RAF Station Aldergrove, Northern Ireland. Photographers take pictures as it lands. Pilot and crew talk to ground staff and officials next to plane. Canberra towed towards the hanger. It is raining.

    MS. Air crew being briefed - two shots. CU. Squadron Leader Callard, the pilot of Canberra. SCU. Flight Lieutenant Robson, radio operator. MS. Hands on the briefing table. CU. Flight Lieutenant Hasket, navigator. MS. Mechanics repairing damaged wing - three shots.

    MS. Canberra being towed out of hangar. MS. RAF (Royal Air Force) S. P. holding an Alsatian dog. MS. Rear view of the Canberra. MS. Petrol cistern moving past. MS. Air crew walking towards camera. LS. & MS. Canberra being refuelled. SCU. Mechanics refuelling the Canberra. SCU. Air crew talking - two shots. MS. Checking fuel in wing tip tank with dipstick. Groups of people standing around.

    Pilot climbs into plane and it taxi's around. MS. Pilot waving from cockpit. LS. Canberra taking off. LS as the plane takes off possible for it's record breaking flight.

    Note: these shots are probably out takes from "Canberra does it" prior to the Atlantic record breaking flight, see Film Id 1439.33.

    (Orig. Neg.)

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:43:00 / 01:38:56:00

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