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Description: Film of the attack, shot from across an airfield, and other fields. In the far distance an aircraft falls and explodes on the ground; four Lancasters are seen in the sky; a Typhoon flies over, and wheels; lancasters fly through flak (indistinct) panning shot of intervening countryside, seen with black smoke in the background. Various shots of Lancasters (in twos and fours) avoiding flak and flying over; daytime film of TIs falling, various shots of countryside, and of TIs falling, filmed against a dark sky; a Dakota is seen in the foreground, with smoke rising, and TIs falling, beyond the fields (day and night shots). Dusk shot of TIs with birch trees in the foreground.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production company)
Challis, Christopher George (Production individual)
Hicks (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Mackinnon (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Avro Lancaster (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Hawker Typhoon (object name)
combat, British - air raid (object name)
equipment, British air - fire control: target indicators (object name)
weapons, British - bomb (object name)
Caen, Calvados, France (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 983 ft; Running time: 10 mins
Notes: Remarks: most of the film is indistinct, and shot from too far away - but some of TIs footage useful.
Technical: ACB 61 P is 914 ft. SP is 968 ft. Not so much TI footage on ACB 61 P, and less Lancaster footage