STK-ID 27297

Interior shot of tent during briefing by Wing Commander Dal Russell. Various shots of men listening. Shot of men getting pep talk by their squadron leader on field. HAS of Mark V Spitfires, of pilot climbing in assisted by ground crewman. LASs of props beginning to turn, revving, of Spitfires moving, taxiing and taking off as ground crewmen watch. GROUND TO AIR shot of Spitfires airborne. Shots of operations room in London, many women at work, intercut with shots of aircraft in the air. Back on the base, pilots play volleyball as they wait for call to the planes. HAS of Spitfire taxiing past the camera, being guided to its dispersal base. LAS of props stopping, pilots getting out of planes. Shot of Dal Russell jumping off the aircraft, walking towards the camera. Ground crews get to work on planes. Several shots of ground crews refuelling planes, refilling machine gun drums, checking engines, cleaning guns, testing engine.


Excerpt from
Wasp Wings
London (England)
National Film Board
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Reel 16 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
16mm dupe neg comp b&w, 16mm dupe neg b&w
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720 x 486