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Title:KEEP THEM FLYING (RUSHES 5) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 663
Other titles:BOATS AND BOATWORK (1942) (RUSHES 5) [Allocated Title]
Summary: Fragments linked by spacer.
Description: I. Forward 3/4 MS of King George V Class battleship at speed in moderate seas. King George V under way with crane topped to port. CU of helmsman. LA.MS of bridge - LA.DCT (low angle direction control tower) traversed to port. LS profile as King George V passes boom defence. Rating signals. Bowman in whaler secures boat's painter to lizard of a lower boom.
II. Tracker Class escort aircraft carrier. HA.MS as Supermarine Seafire lands on. MS from well deck as Seafire approaches, hook down. Pilot leaves his aircraft. LS as flight of four Seafires peel off and dive toward camera, which pans to follow as they pass. CU inside Seafire cockpit - pilot's feet on rudder control bar. LS along deck from Flying Officer's bridge control position as deck handling party surround Seafire. Pan from sky to after deck where two Seafires are parked - lift down - handling parties run along deck. MS of Seafire crashed into well deck, Seafire overshoots, another lands.
III. Grassy airfield. MS of parked Seafire and Fairey Barracuda aircraft. Hangar interior - airscrew checked. MS as Air Fitter (Engines) adds coolant to Seafire - pan to groundcrew removing Hispano 20mm cannon from wing. MS of Grumman TBF Avenger - wings fold. MCU as Fitter (Ordnance) checks twin .30 Brownings on (?) Douglas Dauntless. Parked Vought Corsair aircraft folds wings. Seafire wing tanks refuelled. MS as Fairey Firefly Mk 1s warm up. Line of parked Barracudas. Sequence contains scattered component Close-ups.
IV. MCU of ship's lookout.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Royal Navy Film Section (Production company)
Tennyson, Penrose1912-08-261941-07-10Eldest great-grandson of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson (Production individual)