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Title:BOMBING RAID ON THE CAEN AREA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ACB 73
Description: Indistinct (ground) footage of Avro Lancasters in flight (massed); of two Lancasters flying overhead, and of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses and Lancasters (massed); Lancasters leave the target area, and Fortresses come in - two parachutes come down, as a Fortress crew bails out. Air Chief Marshal Leigh-Mallory and Air Marshal Broadhurst watch the raids (close-up of them looking at the sky). Very brief shot of Air Marshal Coningham doing the same. Night footage of target indicators falling, and of aerial bombardment, flashes of return fire from the ground. More TI's fall, near a forest. Massed Lancasters pass over in the half-light (dawn); three Lancasters fly overhead; a Lancaster crashes in flames, just beyond some trees. Massed Lancasters fly over.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production company)
Baylis, Peter (Production individual)
Challis, Christopher George (Production individual)
Eades (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Hicks (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Mackinnon (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Broadhurst, Harry (person)
Coningham, Arthur (person)
Leigh-Mallory, Trafford (person)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Avro Lancaster (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (object name)
equipment, British air - fire control: target indicators (object name)
operations, British air - sortie (object name)
Caen, Calvados, France (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1172 ft; Running time: 12 mins
Notes: Technical: ACB 3 is in a separate can. ACB 73 SP 1 (853 ft) shows most of this footage, with some extra parachute-falling shots. ACB 73 SP 2 (930 ft) shows different footage of the same raid, and different shots of Lancaster crashing, with telegraph pole in the background, and pan up to the sky, following the rising smoke.