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Summary: A series of fragments joined by spacer; rushes for Admiralty film no A81.
Description: I. LS as Blackburn Shark turns in over airfield with towed target. Drogue is released as the aircraft goes over. MS views of Shark landing and in flight. Shark and Proctor warm up.
II. Aerial views of Blackburn Skua in flight and going low over airfield. Single aerial MS of Skua in camouflage colours.
III. Stern on LS of destroyer making smoke, which drifts off to screen left.
IV. MS as bomb explodes in open sea.
V. Forward 3/4 portside MS of HMS Tetcott (Hunt Class, Type II) in calm conditions.
VI. MLS profile of HMS Thane, deck crowded with aircraft. She signals.
VII. Camera moves over burning model harbour. A second sequence simulates filming over the tail of an attacking bomber.
VIII. CU of Chassis Position Indicator - pilot taps controls (jammed undercarriage) CU, altimeter - descending rapidly.
IX. MS as Lysander comes in for landing.
X. Aerial MS of Blackburn Shark.
XI. MS s of Fairmile 'D' motor gun boat and Camper and Nicholson motor gun boat/motor torpedo boat passing the camera.
XII. MS pan across dockyard - from stern 3/4 view of Battle Class destroyer (second group) to starboard, forward 3/4 view - near profile - of Weapon Class (HMS Battleaxe?) laying under crane.
XIII. Portside, forward 3/4 MS of King George V Class battleship - Standard Light Tone scheme - slow in calm, bright conditions.
Notes: Summary: HMS Thane was transferred from the US Navy (USN Sunset) under the Pennant No. D48, but as this number was already worn by HMS Campania, Thane was assigned a new number, D.83.
Remarks: item XII presents good detailed views of late war destroyer types - note the gash-chute over the stern of the 'Battle' and the excellent superstructure detail.
Date: possibly November-December 1944 (Mediterranean).