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Title:BRITISH PARAMOUNT NEWS (19 AUGUST 1940) [Main Title]
Film Number:ADM 410
Summary: Mute newsreel item
Description: 1. "RAF hits hard as raids increase" shows a German air raid on Dover. Crew of a 3.7 in. AA gun with ancillary equipment. LS of enemy bomber formations and bursting flak. Barrage balloon. LS of crashing German aircraft which its the sea. Bf 109 trailing smoke. Sentry guarding the wreckage of a German aircraft - a damaged MG 15 is picked out of the debris. A crowd surrounds a crash-landed Do 17. Equipment from the aircraft is laid out for display - a Luger is removed from a leather holster and examined. Wreckage, awash in the sea.
2. (See notes) A brief insert shows Arabs and sailors squatting together. The fleet at Alexandria. Aircraft carrier featured briefly. CU of main armament of HMS Valiant(?). A 15-inch shell is lifted onto the deck and rolled along by a group of naval ratings, before being lowered into a magazine. Cunningham on deck. CU of a White Ensign fluttering in the wind.