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Description: Several Spitfires (with D-Day markings) are shown, lined up on the airstrip. Men put finishing touches to strip, by laying new sections and securing Sommerfeld track (turning a screw-key, to hold each section in place). A general shot of the airfield is followed by film of a Typhoon which has crash-landed (damaging the nose, propeller and engine). A Spitfire taxies and takes off: two Spitfires are seen in the air. A Spitfire taxies into the dispersal area.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 363 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary: first footage of a new production project - further material on the same sort of theme (Typhoons, and some airfield construction scenes) occurs in ACB 32, 38, 44, 57, 58, 62, 63, 68, 72, 93, 97, 117, 118, 124, 126, 136, 142, 145, 146. ACB 56 and 59 also relate, as (in a way) does the 'Carpiquet Airfield' story - see ACB 77.
Technical: print is part of a can comprising ACB 22-25 (total length 975 ft). Fine grain version of ACB 22-5 has a total length of 1009 ft. ACB 25 (SP) is 396 ft (more footage of Spitfire, and track laying).