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  • Short Summary

    Unedited shots of crashed Italian plane, crew are captured, RAF officials inspect wreckage.

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    No titles. Italian Bomber Down. Unedited material.

    Location of events unknown.

    Various shots of wreckage of Italian aeroplane. Various shots of crowds watch captured Italian airmen being escorted from car by soldiers and onto train. More shots of wreckage, the plane has crashed in forest. More shots crashed Italian planes (seem to be several different bombers and fighter planes. RAF (Royal Air Force) airmen inspect the planes. Various C/Us of RAF crew looking happy and relaxed in front of plane. We see RAF pilots getting into fighter planes. Some of the planes have a row of swastikas under cockpit - marks to show how many German planes they've shot down?

    Note: shots are from 1941 Unknowns Can 3 which is same vault as rest of 1941 material. Original issue number for story is unknown.

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    Film ID:
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    Unknown sel originals
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:11:00 / 01:17:26:00
    1941 UNKNOWNS CAN 3

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  1. Unknown user says

    The aircraft shown from 0:18 to 0:44 is a Fiat BR.20 that was shot down at Bromeswell, Suffolk on 11 November 1940. More footage of the craft can be seen in clip 1635.13.

    From 0:46 onward we see the Fiat CR.42 of Sergente Antonio Lazzari of 85a Squadriglia, after being shot down on 11 November 1940 at Corton, Suffolk.

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  2. Unknown user says

    The footage from 1:28 to 1:59 shows the crashed Fiat CR.42 of Sergente Pilota Pietro Salvadori, bearing the fuselage marking of 95 Squadriglia and the serial number MM5701 on the tail. The location is Orfordness, Suffolk. This aircraft has been preserved, and as of 2014 is at the RAF Hendon museum.

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