STK-ID 28264

Shots of superimposed date 1918, of front page of The Ottawa Evening Journal announcing the "Great Aerial Offensive". Cut to 1915 Vickers "gun bus" being wheeled out of a hangar, being serviced for flight. MS of front machine gun being checked on FE2, name "Mauritius III" visible on side of plane. MCS of two men showing off bomb. Sequence on airwomen in barracks, doing their hair, working on flight line as Camels prepare to take off. LS of fighters on field, one taxiing off, a BE airplane. Two short aerial sequences on dogfight. PAN of posing Canadian pilots: Arthur Brown, Billy Bishop, Raymond Collishaw and others. Closer shot of Billy Bishop.


Excerpt from
World War One Footage: Great Aerial Offensive
England, Ottawa
National Film Board
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Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam, HDCAM SR
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35mm dupe neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
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