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Title:THE GEN NO 9 : the Voice of the Service [Main Title]
Film Number:GEN 9
Description: I. "They fight with us." Chinese pilot lands a Kittyhawk; Chinese aircrew training in USA - flying (Harvards, Airacobras), Gunnery, Norden bomb sight.
II. "Letter to Bert." Street parade in Texas, Rodeo at Phoenix.
III. "Names in the News." a. First Battle of Britain commemoration service at Westminster Abbey is attended by Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding, Feodor Gusev (Soviet Ambassador), General Sir Frederick Pile (AA Command), Clement Attlee, and Sir Archibald Sinclair (Secretary of State for Air). b. Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Major-General Butler (US), Air Vice Marshal Wigglesworth, Air Marshal Coningham and General Brereton at second Front planning conference.
IV. "Gen Special - RAF Warfront: the Battle of Normandy." Troops land on beaches "under the shield of the RAF", and the striking force assembles: ground traffic control at Banville/Grépan crossroads. Improvised airfields constructed for Spitfires, Mustangs, Typhoons. Rockets are fitted to Typhoons, which are seen in action - special emphasis on exploits of Group Captain Morris (?) A Typhoon crash lands on one wheel. Lancasters and Halifaxes bomb the Falaise 'pocket'. Wrecked equipment and dead or wounded troops of General von Kluge's army litter the roads from Falaise.