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Title:CAPTURED GERMAN AIRCRAFT ON DISPLAY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ARY 5
Summary: Aerial demonstration of aircraft, mainly captured German, at Duxford airfield.
Description: Reel 1. The He 111H is demonstrated first and makes several good passes at the camera. The aircraft is seen to good advantage and the low flying shots unusual. After an out of focus sequence of a Wellington and a Lysander flying overhead, the Bf 110 is also put through its paces for the camera in similar shots to those done by the Heinkel earlier. The reel closes with firstly a close up of the nose of a Mosquito fighter, followed by a general air to ground view. There follow air to air sequences of two Whitleys of 296 Squadron which drop equipment canisters. The parachutes deploy and the canisters descend to the ground. Two more Whitleys are seen towing Hotspur gliders. After a view of a smoke screen from the air the two gliders are seen cut loose in a nice shot as they pass under the camera aircraft.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 780 ft; Running time: 9 mins
Notes: Documentation: Shot sheet is held, but dope sheet is of little use. Summary: The Heinkel is in fact in German camouflage and markings, the Messerschmitt in British. The final sequences seem to be of the airborne exercise held at nearby Traveller's Hill the previous day (see ARY 2)