|Physical description||35mm - safety/b&w/sound|
|Place made||Australia, United Kingdom: England|
|Date made||21 April 1944|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright
|Copying Provisions||Copy provided subject to permission from copyright holder|
1. Europe, pre invasion battle of the air 2. Little ships hit high spots. (News From Home No. 87)
1. (4 min) Covers Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Squadrons of the USAAF 8th Airforce flying as fighter escorts for B-17 Flying Fortresses. Shots of pilots, P-47 take offs, in flight and gun camera film of attacks on Luftwaffe Me-109, Me-110 fighters and other unidentified aircraft. (Movietone News arranged by USAAF films) 2. (2 min 48 sec) Shows construction of RAN Fairmile motor launches by shipbuilding carpenters. Fairmile launched by the eldest shipbuilder a 75 year old. Fairmiles ML 810 & ML 822 outside Sydney heads Fairmile fire 20 mm Oerlikon at Avro Anson and drops depth charges. (Cinesound Review).