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    Hurricane aircraft being assembled and tested.

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    Unedited material of the construction and testing of Hurricane aircraft. c. 1942

    Reel 1. C/U of a clapperboard: Merton Park Studios, Jimmy Rogers and Bramley. C/U of a woman working a machine in an aircraft factory - her torso and arms are visible. It seems to be a riveting machine. Camera pans across to show another woman standing beside her helping to hold the metal aircraft part she is working on. C/U of the rivet gun. C/Us of woman's face as she works the machine. C/U from a low angle of the two women at work. C/U of woman's foot operating a pedal - probably for the riveting machine. C/U of another foot doing the same - different shoe!

    C/U of two women banging nails into a metal aircraft point. M/S of the women at work - this time we see their heads. C/U of a grinding machine (?) being applied to metal aircraft part - only workers' hands seen. Extreme C/U of the machine contacting nuts and bolts. C/U of hands taking bolts out of a container. C/U woman's hands as she picks up bolts and places them on her opened greasy hand. C/U of parts for aircraft laid out on a bench. C/Us of two women working together riveting part of the aircraft.

    Various shots of a gun which fires pins into part of the aircraft - pins being inserted in C/U and M/S of the tool in action. M/S of men putting pieces of aircraft together - framework. C/U of man's hands as he fits certain pieces. C/Us of the man at work. C/U of another man making small hole in top of an aircraft part. Various C/Us of processes involved in making the aircraft - pieces put in place, drilled, hammered, parts being screwed in etc. C/Us of man's concentrated face as he works. C/Us of men using electric drill and pin insertion machine seen previously. C/U of various parts being put together in a vice. C/U of woman's concentrated face as she works. Woman holds aircraft part steady whilst a man hammers in small nails. Continued.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:21:33:00 / 01:30:06:00

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