THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM COLLECTION features rare and fascinating original films preserved in the Museum's vaults. Many have never been released to the public before and are presented here, complete and uncut, for the very first time. These films are of great historical importance and are essential viewing for anyone interested in British military and aviation history.
Made in 1941 by the Crown Film Unit, FERRY PILOT was directed by Pat Jackson (of "Western Approaches" fame) and focuses on the work of the Air Transport Auxiliary or ATA. By 1941, literally hundreds of RAF fighters and bombers needed to be flown each day between aircraft factories, maintenance depots and RAF aerodromes. This vital task was carried out by the men and women of the ATA, a civilian air force operating from their own pools and stations all over Britain. Essentially a dramatised account of typical ATA deliveries, the film features coverage of the ATA's own fleet of Ansons, as well as being notable for some excellent Spitfire film and very rare footage of the Whitley bomber, including take off and in-cockpit sequences.
Includes a bonus film - BIG PACK made in 1944 by the RAF Film Production Unit, this dramatised documentary looks at the work of Maintenance Command. Everything the RAF required, from a Lancaster bomber to an airman's socks had to be stored, packed and delivered by Maintenance Command - some 2,750,000 different items a month. The film includes coverage of the ATA, seen here delivering Hurricanes required for a new offensive.
Also includes bonus footage of Avro Andon MK1: mute camera rushes
Video Bitrate: 1358 kbps
Video Resolution: 512x384
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1
Frames Per Second: 25.000
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: English
RunTime Per Part: 1:20:33
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 896MB
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