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Title:THE GEN NO 1 : RAF news magazine [Main Title]
Film Number:GEN 1
Description: I. The RAF Regiment at Buckingham Palace. The RAF Regiment mounts guard at Buckingham Palace (April 1) as part of RAF twenty fifth anniversary celebrations. King and Queen visit air stations, and watch ground activity and Spitfires taking off.
II. "Middle East Desert Doctor." Tent surgery at Advance Dressing Station 21 MRS RAF. A converted Bristol Bombay transports seriously wounded to base hospital.
III. "Hats off..." "Hats off to" a. Pilot Officer Cody, for shooting down an enemy Junkers during a royal visit. b. A French hotelier, recently imprisoned in Algeria by the Vichy French, seen demonstrating an Austrian artillery Luger captured in 1917 to "some of the boys." c. Wing Commander Pickard, for the second bar to his DSO. d. 'Madame Pavlichenko', successful Red Army sniper.
IV. Tripoli. a. "Desert Cup Final." b. Air Vice Marshal Broadhurst, commander of the Western Desert Air Forces, congratulates the winning soccer team.
V. "News Digest." a. A Typhoon makes a forced landing. b. Boxing Match in Tripolitania. c. Low-level attack by Mustangs ("locomotive busters"). d. 'Spotty', a Polish squadron's mascot.
VI. Gibraltar: crates of Spitfire components unloaded in harbour, and assembled.
VII. Germany: boxer Max Schmeling trains as a paratrooper (propaganda commentary).
Production Details: RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: George VI, King (person)
Elizabeth, Queen (person)
Cody (Pilot Officer) (person)
Pavlichenko, Ludmilla (person)
Pickard, Percy Charles (person)
Broadhurst, Harry (person)
Schmeling, Max Adolph Otto Siegfried (person)
Royal Air Force, RAF Regt (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Advance Dressing Station 21 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: celebrations, British - event-related: anniversary of Royal Air Force, 25th (object name)
delegations, British national - state: George VI visits RAF stations (object name)
aircraft, British - transport: Bristol Bombay hospital plane (object name)
medical, British air - hospital: Advance Dressing Station 21 (object name)
propaganda, British - inspirational (object name)
recreation, British air - sport: football (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Hawker Typhoon (object name)
aircraft, United States - combat: North American F-51 Mustang (object name)
animals, mammals: dog (mascot) (object name)
operations, British air - routine (object name)
recreation, British air - sport: boxing (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Supermarine Spitfire & [shipment] (object name)
industry, British - aircraft: Supermarine Spitfire assembly (object name)
recreation, German civilian - sport: boxing (object name)
GB, England & London, SW <Buckingham Palace> (geography)
Libya & Tripoli (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 1727 ft; Running time: 19 mins