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Title:HMS ARK ROYAL AND HMS ILLUSTRIOUS [Main Title]
Film Number:ADM 429
Summary: Three mute newsreel stories from 1941.
Description: I. "Somewhere in England" shows HMS Ark Royal in port. View along the deck. Bridge structure. Captain Maund on the bridge. Censored scenes include bombs being armed and wheeled along the deck on trolleys, a shot of twin 4.5-inch AA barrels, an 'Officers Only' notice, ratings waving to the cameraman, and a series of waterline shots showing details of the hull.
II. ""Illustrious" Back looking for Revenge". LS of aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. Martlets are flown off. CU of man in asbestos suit. Batman directs landing aircraft. Grumman Martlet aircraft are manhandled along the deck - one descends, wings folded, on an elevator. Shot from elevator - Martlet is wheeled into hangar. Group shot of pilots. LS 3/4 view of aircraft carrier. Censored scenes show Swordfish taxiing, with wings folded, and taking off, and Martlets warming up on deck, with a close-up of the chocks being removed from beneath one aircraft.
III. 'And Now - Aid for Russia!' Film of a tank production plant showing the construction of Crusader/Convenanter 2-pounder turrets, track and track linkages, engine blocks, completed engines and gun barrels track, linkages, engine blocks, completed engines and gun barrels. Matilda IIs are driven out of the factory - apparently complete except for the fitting of the main armament.