Variety of scenes involving British air and sea activities early in World War II.
North Sea Date:1941, October 20 Duration:2 min 33 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Under the glare of bright lights in otherwise pitch darkness, German prisoners of war are being taken aboard a British ship during World War 2. Some are wounded on stretchers. Change of scene shows a British Short Stirling bomber being "bombed Up" at an RAF station in the UK during World War 2. Closeup of bombs being transported on dollies. Closeup of a General Purpose 1000 pound bomb. British airmen raising bombs into the bomb bay of a Short Stirling bomber. British aircrew standing in full flight gear in front of their aircraft. One crewman holds up a toy monkey by the tail. Next the last few crew members are seen boarding the aircraft by a rear door. Pilots in the cockpit. Copilot looking back over his seat toward the camera. Tail gunner seen in his position with belt ammunition visible. The aircraft taxiing out from its parking place. Next a De Havilland DH102 (Mosquito II) with radial engines, is seen taking off. It appears to have a special sensor package fastened underneath it. View of the aircraft in flight directly overhead. A Hawker typhoon aircraft taking off and then performing aerobatics overhead. The De Havilland Mosquito II maneuvering overhead. A Supermarine Spitfire aircraft maneuvering overhead. Shift to gun camera footage from numerous British aircraft strafing German ships. Views of British submarines being welcomed as they return from missions. Closeup of the deck gun on one submarine. Battle damage on part of the submarine. The British Royal Navy White Ensign flying at the Conning Tower of a submarine. Closeup of bearded submarine officer. Several sailors on deck of a British submarine. Men waving their caps to welcome returning submarines.
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