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Title:MOBILE FIELD HOSPITAL (FOOTAGE FOR PRODUCTION 'X') [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ACB 122
Description: A stretcher case is carried out of an ambulance (various takes including one where the 'wounded' man will not lie still enough); the 'casualty' is carried into an X-ray tent; a group of men relax in mobile hospital grounds; the Sergeant stands by a large red cross (marking for aircraft); a WAAF goes up to the Sergeant, who has been waiting for her; a sign reads "50 Mobile Field Hospital"; the Sergeant stands playing with a small French child, and a jeep pulls up nearby; repeat shots of ambulance and airmen relaxing; two orderlies carry patient on stretcher, near an ambulance and stores truck.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production company)
Baylis, Peter (Production individual)
Challis, Christopher George (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Women's Auxiliary Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: medical, British military - emergency: X-ray tent (object name)
medical, British military - hospital (object name)
medical, British military - movement: stretcher (object name)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 337 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary: an explanatory letter (from Flight Lieutenant Baylis, the director, to Flight Lieutenant Sheridan), which attempts to show why this footage was shot, is included with the 'Daily Progress Report': the sergeant is waiting for news of a crashed Typhoon Pilot (for which the shots in ACB 117 were to be used). See also ACB 127, and remarks to ACB 29. (For details of Production X, see remarks to ACA 26.)
Technical: print is part of a can comprising ACB 121 and 122 (total length 789 ft).