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Title:A BOMBING TRIP OVER THE ENEMY LINES [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 236
Summary: Three squadrons of the Australian Air Corps on the Western Front, June 1918.
Description: I. RE8s of 3 Squadron AAC, probably at Bertangles, being prepared for a raid. Both cockpits can be clearly seen. The machines have 16-pounder bombs fitted and fused, one crew gets on board, the prop is turned over, the chocks removed, and the aeroplane takes off. II. Sopwith Camels of 4 Squadron AAC, probably at Bruay, taxi towards the camera and take off. Three overfly the airfield, stunt flying. One finally comes in to land. III. SE5as of 2 Squadron AAC, probably at Savy. A flight of five taxies and takes off (note the boomerang marking on the fuselage). Two pilots of the squadron, recently mentioned in despatches but not identified, joke with each other for the camera.
Production Details: Australian War Records Section (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Air Corps, 2 Squadron (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Air Corps, 3 Squadron (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Air Corps, 4 Squadron (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Royal Aircraft Establishment RE8 & [Australian] (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Sopwith Camel & [Australian] (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Royal Aircraft Establishment SE5a & [Australian] (object name)
operations, Australian air - routine (object name)
operations, Australian air - sortie (object name)
weapons, Australian air - bomb: 16-pound (object name)
Bertangles, Somme, France (geography)
Bruay-en-Artois, Pas-de-Calais, France (geography)
Savy, Aisne, France (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 464 ft; Running time: 8 mins
Notes: Remarks: the reproduction quality of this film is unusually high, very clear, and some of the shots remarkably detailed by the standards of the time.