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G Hygiene

Accession number: 
Production Years: 
1940 to 1945


Film Properties: 
Length (feet): 
1550 (16mm); 1419 (16mm, short version)
Length (minutes): 
43; 40 (short version)
Holding Institutions: 

Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, 16mm, VHS.
"A study, with live shooting and animation, of gravitional forces (G-forces) acting on bodies of pilots in fast moving aircraft. Several shots of Supermarine Spitfire MK II on ground and in the air, stunting, etc., of a single-float seaplane being launched by catapult from deck of ship, of a Liberator bomber in flight. Sequence on centrifuge, pilot riding same. Pilot putting on G-suit, boarding Spitfire with help of crewman. Pilot being fitted with a G-suit. Pilot getting into a Fairey Fulmar with observer. Shots of Spitfire stunting."