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Summary: Wartime film emphasising the importance of perfection at work, indicating how this is part of the war effort and may help Britain to 'win the war'.
Description: The film takes the example of one aircraft and discusses what is wrong with it. The following stages are therefore examined: aircraft design, which is first of all a matter of getting the right streamline shape; the importance of finish, which if not correct can destroy the design; drilling at the wrong angle; countersinking, which may weaken the craft altogether if it is too deep; the riveting; the importance of having the right tools for the job; jigging and fitting of engine cowlings; the assembly of the radiator; the process of filing; the turnsmith's job, and all the other parts that make for a perfect piece of work. The film uses the example of various aircraft to make its point.
Production Details: Ministry of Aircraft Production (MAP) (Production sponsor)
Spectator (Production company)
Gurney, Cecil P L (Production individual)
Llewellyn, Vera (Production individual)
Bristow, Cyril (Production individual)
Bland, William S (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: industry, British - aircraft (object name)
propaganda, British - practical (object name)
GB, England (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 4
Footage: 3352 ft; Running time: 37 mins