AIRCRAFT AT SEA 2 [Allocated Title]

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  • IWM 578-3
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  • whole: Number Of Items/reels/tapes 1

© IWM (IWM 578-3)

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Miscellaneous aircraft footage from the First World War period.

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I. Shots of Short 184 and Felixstowe flying boat. Medium shot aft down portside of HMS Furious over 5.5-inch gun to searchlight position as a signal is flashed. Harbour scene. Close-up as Sub-Lieutenant takes a bearing - the braid on his cuff is loose. Long shot off starboard quarter of an Erebus Class monitor. Long shots of Felixstowe flying boat alighting in a harbour, and formation of HP 0/400 bombers in flight. Aerial views of airfields. II. RNAS station at Felixstowe. Sequence showing visiting senior officer - he gets into waiting staff car. Seafront. RNAS pilot relives a combat with fellow flying officers. Men carry a stripped aircraft fuselage from a hangar - this is followed by the damaged fuselage of Short 184 No 8098. Men work capstan to open hangar doors. Pilots wait at edge of airstrip. Felixstowe F3 is brought up slip from the water. Felixstowe F3 N64 warms up on the slip - a Marksman Class Leader passes left to right in the background. Sopwith Baby No 8145 is launched down slip. Medium close-up pan over Short 184 No 9065 and low-angle close-up of after cockpit where flying officer holds the observer's Lewis gun. Various long shots of aircraft in flight - Fokker D.VII, Felixstowe flying boat, Short 184 and Sopwith Camel.

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