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Summary: The rôle played by anti-aircraft fire in defeating air raids - by preventing accurate bombing, or turning the enemy away as well as by bringing him down - presented in the framework of a view of an AA gun site before and during action.
Description: Good indication of the difficulties of accurate calculation (a plane can travel 2 miles while a shell climbs to the correct height). Film shows: some of the equipment used (rangefinder, projector), commander briefing gun crew, the men relaxing, the command post, constantly manned, an alert and "action", the stand easy. The near-casual efficiency, and fighting spirit, of the men are commended as signs of preparedness.
Production Details: War Office (Production sponsor)
Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Shell (Production company)
Anstey, Edgar (Production individual)
Baylis, Peter (Production individual)
Beadle, Sidney (Production individual)
Rodker, Francis (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: combat, British - anti-aircraft (object name)
equipment, British military - fire control: projector (object name)
equipment, British military - fire control: rangefinder (object name)
intelligence, military, British - briefing: AA gun crew (object name)
operations, British military - preparation (object name)
recreation, British military - casual (object name)
weapons, British - gun [AA] (object name)
GB, England (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 312 ft; Running time: 9 mins
Notes: Remarks: good illustration and commentary make this film valuable as explanatory material, even if not visually very exciting.