Geman propaganda movie mixing various scenes and aircraft during World War II
Germany Date:1940 Duration:3 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
A German Messerschmitt Bf 109E raising dust as it takes off from a dirt and grass field. Formation of German Junkers JU-88 flying in formation overhead. Closeup from above of a Ju-88. Pilot at the controls. Copilot on lookout points at attacking British Spitfire. (Likely, this is a mock attack staged for propaganda movie, with a captured Spitfire, displaying early paint scheme of black/white belly.) The film continues with a Messerschmitt Bf 109 engaging the Spitfire in a dog fight, that ends with the latter falling in a trail of smoke. (Interestingly, the last view of falling Spitfire shows empennage of the camera plane, which appears to be a rare Arado Ar.240.) Next, a spitfire is seen sitting upright on the ground, with black smoke billowing from its center. Finally, Dornier Do-17 aircraft are seen dropping bombs amid some flak clouds. (Note: disparate scenes have been melded together and edited in the making of this film.)
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