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Title:MITCHELLS PREPARE FOR A RAID [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ARY 36-18
Summary: General scenes of ground activity and stock shots of a Mitchell operation.
Description: 500-pound bombs are loaded into a Mitchell as aircrew look on. An aircraft named "SYLVIA" is started up, the pilot giving a "thumbs up" to camera. Mitchells of 180 Squadron take off to camera. Faked shots of aircrew "in flight" are followed by good views of the RAFFPU cameraman "at work" with an Eyemo camera, first shooting through the fuselage floor, winding the camera and shooting through the side window. Note the reflection of the ground Sinclair cameraman in his lens! Interspersed with this is a good shot of Dutch navy ground crew (one Javanese) look at the bomb mission tally of NO*S. Ground crew polish a Mitchell's canopy. Crews gather around aircraft of 108 Squadron which are also seen taxiing and taking off in a dusk or early morning effect.
Production Details: RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Orchard (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force, Sqdn 320 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 98 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 108 (regiment/service)
Royal Netherlands Navy & Sqdn, 320 (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, United States - combat: North American B-25 Mitchell & [British] (object name)
equipment, British air - camera: Eyemo (object name)
operations, British air - preparation: bombing up (object name)
weapons, British air - bomb: 500lb (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 960 ft; Running time: 10 mins