STK-ID 21008

[Title] The reasons behind gasoline shortage: CU of spinning table of oil rig. Cut to gas flare flaming up. HASs and level shots of factory producing barrels for field guns, men at lathes, barrels being case-hardened. Four shots of transport trucks moving on highway. The last shows a military convoy on the Alcan Highway. Two shots of a harvesting machine at work. Cut to spherical tanks in a refinery. Sequence on production of synthetic rubber, ending with the shaping of a truck tire. Cut to tires of military transports. Sequence on men servicing transports, oiling, greasing and refuelling. All CUs. Military convoy on the road moving past the camera. Darkish shots of crankshaft and connecting rod of marine engine. Cut to bomber engine starting. Cut to propeller of Spitfire fighter turning rapidly. Two shots of several Spitfires airborne just after take-off. [End Title]


Excerpt from
Reportages nº 84
Quebec (province)
National Film Board
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Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
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35mm fine grain b&w
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1920 x 1080