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Description: Shots of a German helmet, on a cross with Carpiquet airfield in the background: inscription reads 'Unknown Soldier, German'. A truck passes by; an aircraft (Mosquito) takes off, with cross in foreground; a Spitfire taxies, near some tents, film of 4 Mosquitos lined up (these are apparently the first Allied aircraft to land on the new Carpiquet airfield). A group of men is shown minesweeping, with a detector-windsock in the background; more film of men 'sweeping', in a line: one has detector and earphones, one stands just behind him, others follow with tape; the back-up man (a corporal) gets down on his knees, and digs around with a bayonet, eventually raising a flat metal (Teller) mine. Close-up of man with earphones and detector.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 286 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary: despite the fact that this 'airfield reconstruction' sequence plays a large part in the ACB series, the 'Daily Progress Report' suggests "Contact the Canadian Film Unit who have completely covered this subject! See remarks to ACB 77.
Technical: print is part of a can comprising ACB 149-151 (total length 495 ft). Total length of 149 + 150 (the ones covered by File No 1 on ACB) is 349 ft. End of ACB 149 is damaged and sticky.
Film:OPT 86 (RAF SECOND TACTICAL AIR FORCE ATTACK ON CARPIQUET [Allocated Title])
Film:OPT 87 (RAF SECOND TACTICAL AIR FORCE ATTACK ON CARPIQUET [Allocated Title])
Film:OPT 88 (RAF SECOND TACTICAL AIR FORCE ATTACK ON CARPIQUET [Allocated Title])