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Title:WAR OFFICE OFFICIAL TOPICAL BUDGET 333-2 (Spanish version, fragment 1) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 692b
Summary: Spanish language version of a newsreel item on women workers assembling aircraft in Britain, January 1918.
Description: The women work in a hangar assembling the aircraft. Some of the women are in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. They make the wooden frames for the aircraft wings, then attach the fabric. A group of them wheels out the fuselage of a BE2. Outside the hangar, other women make final checks on a Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter, tightening the wires. The engine cowling is also checked over. The pilot starts up the engine and the women hold onto the aircraft's tail to enable it to build up power.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 137 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Summary: an additional fragment of this issue is held (also with Spanish titles) as IWM 697b
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 692a, the can is marked as IWM 692