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Title:MITCHELL CREWS PREPARE FOR A RAID [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ARY 36-17
Summary: General scenes of RAF medium bomber crews and aircraft preparing for operations.
Description: After good scenes of bomb trains on the move, a crew is seen having a discussion over a map. They disperse and enter their aircraft. Various shots are taken of aircraft being bombed up, both from inside and outside the bomb bay. A New Zealand Flight Sergeant signs a form and enters his aircraft after checking a map. Close ups are taken of "Canada", "New Zealand" and "Australia" shoulder flashes. A crew of 108 Squadron position themselves in a Mitchell and they take off to camera. At the end of the reel, crews of 108 are seen emerging from a Mitchell after a raid whereupon they light cigarettes.
Production Details: RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force, Sqdn 180 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 98 (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, United States - combat: North American B-25 Mitchell & [British] (object name)
operations, British air - preparation: bombing up (object name)
arts, Australian air - heraldry: shoulder flash (object name)
arts, New Zealand air - heraldry: shoulder flash (object name)
arts, Canadian air - heraldry: shoulder flash (object name)
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: 1
Footage: 1027 ft; Running time: 11 mins