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Title:BALLOON SQUADRON (DEFENCE AGAINST V1S) (REEL 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ACB 36
Description: Trucks with balloon equipment pass along a country road; carpenters and ground staff work outside Nissen huts; a man applies putty to the window frames; officers sit on the grass, outside a tent, with some children; pipes are fitted to a gas trailer (carrying large cylinders), the 'keys' on the pipe are opened - a balloon is slowly inflated (film is cut to 'telescope' time taken); men work on the strings inside balloon, guide ropes are held as the balloon ascends, and wire is attached to winch truck, general footage of balloons in the sky (indistinct 'evening effect').
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production company)
Hodges, Ken (Production individual)
Ziller (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - balloon: barrage balloon (object name)
buildings, British - military: Nissen hut (object name)
operations, British air - maintenance (object name)
GB, England & Biggin Hill, Kent <RAF Station> (geography)