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Title:BALLOON SQUADRON (DEFENCE AGAINST V1S) (REEL 1) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ACB 35
Description: Near Biggin Hill, several trucks pass by along a country road; a group of officers talk with Chief of Air Staff Portal - they inspect the damage inflicted on wrecked farm buildings by a V1 rocket; Portal looks up at the sky, and we see a balloon plus cable. Film of winching equipment, and of rows of balloons in the sky, shots of anemometers and wind vane, more film of winch and operator, also of balloons on the ground. The group of officers are filmed through the 'cage' on the winch, Portal inspects equipment on the site, a staff car drives past, film of wrecked farm building, and of tent nearby, two airmen talk in the foreground. Various shots of winch operator and cage.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production company)
Coop, Eric W (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Portal, Charles Frederick Algernon (person)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - balloon: barrage balloon (object name)
destruction, British military - aimed: bomb (object name)
Biggin Hill, Kent, England, UK (geography)
Bromley, Kent, England, UK (geography)