Object details

Category
Film
Related period
Second World War (content)
Creator
Air Ministry (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Swain, J (Production individual)
Sheridan, V (Production individual)
Goozee, S (Production individual)
Clot, Dennis Francis Emile (Production individual)
Layzell, R G (Production individual)
Lang, T W (Production individual)
Hughes, H R (Production individual)
McKee, J L (Production individual)
Production date
1945
Place made
GB
Dimensions

whole: Number Of Items/reels/tapes 2

Catalogue number
APY 37

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