Unidentified and untitled edited scenes of a Royal Naval Aircraft carrier at harbour in Gibralter and at sea in 1943. [Allocated]
Summary: Ms of biplanes, probably Fairey Swordfish, on deck of an aircraft carrier. A line of other ships can be seen astern. Planes taxi on deck. Cut to pan across deck of aircraft carrier at anchor at Gibralter. Large number of RN crew and others on deck. Cut to ms of the 'flight deck' on the carrier, where plane take-off and landing is governed. Pan to a line of four single-winged fighters on deck. The carrier at sea. Camera pans up to the funnel of the ship. Cut to deck of thec carrier ashore, with crew on deck. In fg is a biplane with wings folded. More views of biplanes on deck. Pan from ships guns to views of harbour and buildings ashore. Repeated pans of bay at dusk, with ships at anchor. Deck of aircraft carrier. At 199-200ft on black spacing is written: 'Gibralter Rolll 6 Cans 1-3-8-9-12-14'. Deck of aircraft carrier with ship at anchor. Ls of deck with many aircraft waiting to take off. Planes take off from deck. Panning shot as cameraship enters dock, with other unidentified ship alongside.
35mm, B+W, Pos, Mute
Kodak 1943, Nitrate, 290ft
Recommendation: accession. 22/11/19 Toby Haggith