STK-ID 38793

War in the Air: sequence on mechanics servicing Hurricane fighters, pilots in flying gear waiting by side of runway. Shot of pilots reacting to order to scramble; Hurricanes taking off in a hurry past camera. LS PAN over field, aircraft. Shot of pilots being briefed. Shots of Spitfires ready to go, of Spitfires flying past camera after take off, flying over. Shots of Hudson Bombers taking off, of Boston Bombers airborne, some low over water. Low level AERIAL SHOT of water, of coast as camera plane skims over, of countryside, of smoke from bombs. Gun camera footage of seaplanes being strafed.


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