Flying Fortresses: low AERIAL SHOT over line of Flying Fortresses on tarmac. LAS of line up. Shot of one Flying Fortress taxiing past the camera. Sequence on mechanics working on bombers, ground crewmen loading ammunition in turrets and waist gun positions, bombing-up, etc. Sequence on crew boarding plane, Captain with orders in briefcase coming last accompanied by two armed guards. FOLLOW SHOT of Flying Fortresses taking off, the first seen from the control tower, the others from ground beside the runway. HAS of ground crew with bicycles waving. GROUND TO AIR shot and AIR TO AIR shot of planes flying in formations. Vertical LAS of one Flying Fortress taken from another aircraft flying below. AERIAL SHOT of cloud cover. Two-shot of the waist gunners at their posts. HAS of open bomb bay and side view of bombs dropping. AERIAL SHOTs of exploding bombs and AIR TO AIR shot of other bombers in flight, seen from various angles. AIR TO AIR shot of pre-war version of the Flying Fortress, a modified model of the Boeing 299.


Excerpt from
Actualités canadiennes no 21
Quebec (province)
National Film Board
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N, a, r, r, a, t, i, o, n, ;
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Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
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35mm fine grain b&w
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