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Description: Two Typhoons take off (with airfield and fields in the background), and one lands. Various shots of digging equipment (crane, excavator etc) and of muddy area to be prepared. Close-ups of mechanical grab shifting earth. A tractor tows a mechanical grinder (later to be seen in action, levelling the surface) - there are factories and fields in the background. A bulldozer drives through a barley field (past a notice "Airfield - No Traffic"). Two Canadian airmen are seen digging, while another one covers a tent with straw, and a fourth checks his rifle. Letters are distributed to the two airmen, who open and read them. In a field, a bulldozer tows a giant roller (a sentry is seen in the foreground). Film of the grinder in action is followed by more takes of the Canadian airmen reading. Good footage of a Bofors gun site, of a woman and child picking vegetables and shrubs just in front of it, and of the Bofors crew 'scanning'.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1012 ft; Running time: 10 mins
Notes: Summary: see remarks to ACB 25.
Technical: ACB 44 (P) is in a separate can. ACB 44 SP, also in a separate can is 1017 ft. ACB 44/1 (P) 436 ft contains a scratched print of the same footage, from the bulldozer in a barley field to the Canadian airmen digging, from the excavator (shot no 3 of 44 P) to the factory background.