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Air Speed Record Attempt (1945)

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Published on Apr 13, 2014

Unissued / unused material.



Herne Bay, Kent.




C/U a man using a theodolite. Various shots two men hold a surveyor's distance stick. C/U a 16 mm timing camera. Beach with antitank obstacles, pan to Reculver Towers (ruined church of 7th century). Several shots of towers, pan to radar aerial mounted on lorry. C/U radar aerial. Angle shot of man mounting a ladder as seen from below. Various shots men on wooden platform. M/S, looking over cameraman's shoulder, of Gloster Meteor jet flying low over cliffs. Various shots spectators watching air speed record attempt. Reflection of sun on water. Clouds (white fluffy) over the sea. More shots people watching.




Jet plane seen was used by Group Captain Wilson and Eric Greenwood for Air Speed Record Attempt.
FILM ID:2054.07

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