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Summary: Message transcription and aircrew briefings at Coastal Command.
Description: I. RAF clerks (man and woman) type out signals dated 17 August 1940: "have sighted enemy submarine, am attacking; two enemy bombers in sea, send rescue craft; 200 enemy bombers sighted heading SW, standing by to intercept; enemy bombers altered course to avoid contact". (308 ft)
II. Aircrews come and go through Operations Room for briefing. Map shows air-sea activity around British Isles. U-boat sunk off the Lizard is marked up. (570 ft)
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force, Coastal Command (regiment/service)
Keywords: command and control, British air: operations room (object name)
communications, British military - wire (object name)
intelligence, military, British - briefing: air crews (object name)
GB, England (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 878 ft; Running time: 9 mins
Notes: Production: part of a collection of unedited film shot by official cameramen on behalf of the Royal Air Force as a record of RAF activity before the formation of the RAF Film Production Unit in September 1941