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  1. Movietone’s War Time News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: Air Cadets Study Bird Flight

    Date released
    14 Jul 1941
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    632
    NoS ID
    011802
    Story no
    6 / 7

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: ATC Study Bird Flight. DESCRIPTION: A squadron of the ATC visits London Zoo to study bird flight. SHOTLIST: The boys gather round and an instructor demonstrates how birds fly. Story...

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  2. Bird Flight Iwf (1968 Video)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 14 min., 1996 sale: £25.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Gliding, sailing and beating flight are presented as the basic types of bird flight. In animated sequences, lift and propulsion are explained. Pecularities of hovering, take-off and landing are shown for...

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  3. Rudolf Hess obituary (1987)

    Genre
    Feature; Obituary

    Dave Loyn presents a feature on the death of Rudolf Hess. Includes Hess’s sentencing at the Nuremberg Trials; Wolf Rudiger Hess’s account of his father’s flight to Britain; Lord Douglas-Hamilton...

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  4. Reading from the air [Mayor’s helicopter trip] (1981)

    Reading’s new Mayor, Basil Dunning, has been taking a bird’s eye look at the town. He recently expressed a wish to see Reading from the air, so with the help of Newbury firm Micro Consultants. Radio 210...

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  5. Bird Flight (1971 Video)

    Director
    Michael Steele
    Producer
    Hilary Fry
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. b&w. 24 min.

    A description of a dissection to show the use and structure of flight muscles, etc.

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  6. Chlorostilbon Melanorhynchus ('Trochilidae’): Changes of Direction in Flight (1967 Film)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Shows the hummingbird ‘Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus’ hovering and changing direction in flight. The bird dives forwards, flies upwards forwards, flies upwards backwards and carries out turns. The feeding...

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  7. Flight Of Fancy!

    Date released
    9 Dec 1929
    Series name
    Gaumont Graphic
    Issue no
    1953
    NoS ID
    386643
    Extras
    1 film clip

    NfO synopsis: 80-year old German inventor/bird-fancier demonstrates his ornithopter (Bird-Plane).

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  8. In-Flight Movie (1987 Video)

    Producer
    John Downer
    Subject
    Biology; Technology
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min.

    Looks at how and why birds fly. Using remarkable new film techniques the audience is given a ‘bird’s eye’ view of the world. Shows a goose’s perpective of flying among clouds and what a fast-flying...

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  9. US Tries Wingless Flight

    Date released
    20 Dec 1934
    Series name
    British Paramount News
    Issue no
    398
    NoS ID
    033607
    Story no
    3 / 6

    An odd new bird dips in salute over Capitol. Latest autogyro amazes experts on first exhibition flight in America.

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  10. Picture Paragraphs in the Week’s News: First snapshot is inventor in Czechoslovakia trying out model of bird flight wing flapping plane

    Date released
    6 Sep 1934
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    274A
    NoS ID
    005050
    Story no
    2 / 8

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Czechoslovakia Try Out Model Plane. SHOTLIST: Shot of the model being prepared for flight and also in flight.

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