STK-ID 27361

Target Berlin: shots of workers putting finishing touches to new Lancaster aircraft, organizing ceremony with pipe band and dancing music. Shot of Lancaster being towed out of hangar. HAS of crowd on tarmac by Lancaster. Sequence on crew getting into "Ruhr Express" bomber, taking their places, putting on masks, waving to crowd. Shots of Lancaster gaining speed for takeoff, PAN to bomber already aloft. AERIAL SHOT from plane taking off, wheels being retracted pilot pulling on control column. AERIAL SHOT of landscape, of convoy at sea, of iceberg. Various shots of crew, of cloud cover in sky setting sun in the distance, of neighbouring plane. AERIAL SHOTs of English countryside, of airfield as plane land. CU of hand lowering gear lever, of wheel going down. Shots of crew being welcomed. Shots of airmen attending briefing, of airfield at dusk, planes taking off, crew during flight, flack flashes and tracer streaming towards plane. AERIAL SHOT of bomb bursts, burning city.


Excerpt from
War News
Ontario, England, Berlin
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
16mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486