STK-ID 3011

Various shots of British people carrying on, going to work with gas masks at their sides, training at the home guard. Shot of King George VI looking across channel, dissolve to siren and montage of farmers looking up while harvesting crop, of women adjusting respirators onto recalcitrant children, grabbing other children in dash for shelter. Shots of spotters spotting German planes, guns firing. Several quick shots of German pilots in bomber. AERIAL SHOTs and level shots of ships in channel. Shots of attack by German Stukas and bombers. AIR TO AIR MS of ME 109s. Shot of scramble showing pilots rushing to Spitfires. Shots of Spitfire airplaines taking off en masse. Shot of Stuka diving. Shot of target from pilot's position. Ground shot of explosion near ship. Sequence on air battle showing quick shots of British planes, German planes. CUs of British pilot taking bead on German bomber, of his thumb pressing trigger button, of guns hammering. Gun camera shot of bomber bursting into flames. Shots of aircrafts bursting into flames in sky. Several shots of crashed German planes. Shots of German planes bombing England, of explosion in water, of Spitfire airplane chasing ME 110, shooting it down intercut with shots of German pilot and observer during action. Sequence on supplies being unloaded at sea port. Sequence on airman being rescued at sea.


Excerpt from
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm dupe neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486