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Aerial Night Photography

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: film: 16mm
Maker: Date made: 1943-1945
Materials: Kodachrome and b&w
Measurements: 500'

b&w and color sections spliced together Military aircraft Airplane propellers, pilots talking to each other in cockpit Strobe apparatus labeled "lamp-electric flash," "flash tube number 17" Doc with large strobe on runway, several men looking on, plane propellers started, several strobe flashes Plane takes off, shot of another plane named The Faithful Old Pig Aerial view of island, sandy beaches Donkey, woman and girl walking in desert carrying things on their head, sunset, mountains, aerial view of foggy, barren land, more mountains Arabs (?) in tunics, horse and wagon, man riding donkey, women with heads covered with shawls Military base, plane Aerial view of city Cottages with thatched roofs in the country Military men boiling metal pitchers, soldier riding bike Mounting large strobe on the underside of a plane Strobe mounted to plane's tail, Doc and another man check that strobe is securely attached Plane takes off, plane flies, plane lands, men get out Doc at desk showing globe, spinning it (EH)