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Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Hawker Hurricane aircraft used to spray kerosene over malarial areas.
Description: Men pour liquid into an aircraft spraying canister. Several close-ups. Landscape shots. Three aircraft spraying from low-altitude. Two aircraft low overhead. Three aircraft overhead. Hawker Hurricane IIC has spray tank fitted to underwing pylon. Close-ups of the tank being fitted. Hurricanes passing directly overhead laying smoke. Smoke begins to drift on the wind and slowly sinks. Cloud of smoke drifts over camera.
Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Clot, Dennis Francis Emile1919-07-04 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
Far East 1939-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 399 ft; Running time: 5 minutes
Notes: Dopesheet mentions both kerosene and DDT, but not clear what substance being sprayed in this film.
Two dopesheets, one providing preamble for newsreel. Talks of the 'constant threat' and 'menace' of the mosquito, and the exterminating effect of kerosene on insect life.
Date from slates. Dopesheet date 11 November 1944.
Location uncertain, but likely near Imphal.
See also ABY 49.