The Gen [RAF news magazine] No. 2

Accession Number F02178
Collection type Film
Measurement 17 min
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Place made Romania,
Date made 1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


RAF news magazine No. 2 covers; bombing and capture of Pantelleria; a wager between General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery on the speed of which Montgomery would capture Sfax in Tunisia. Montgomery won the stake which was a B-17 bomber complete with air crew; the co-operation between General Alexander and Air Marshal Cunningham; the King and Queen visit the 'Dambusters' squadron and are welcomed by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, VC. The King congratulates Micky Martin for the DSO he won for the raid. The Queen talks to F/Lt McCarthy an American serving with the Royal Canadian Airforce; an agreement between Generals de Gaulle and Giraud to share the position of Commander-in-Chief of the French Army; Sgt. Cohen and crew of Fairy Swordfish who accepted the surrender of the Italian island of Linosa are congratulated by their A.O.C. Sir Arthur Cunningham; the accuracy of British bombing; the making of the German propaganda film "Ohm Kruger" (an incomplete copy held as AWM F06887); Hitler's meeting with General Franco; German Me-109 fighters over Ploesti oilfields Rumania; tank busting Hurricane IID's of No. 6 "Tin Opener " Squadron R.A.F.; celebration at Grosvenor house on the downing of the 1000th enemy aircraft.

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