The Imperial War Museum's archive is home to more than 20,000 hours
of moving image material spanning the twentieth century in Britain.
The clips range from documentary film and official newsreels, to
unedited combat footage, and amateur shots. In the museum's early
days the films could only be viewed through Mutoscope machines from
the late nineteenth century that functioned much like a flipbook,
giving life to a series of motionless images. The Mutoscope did not
project images on a screen, rather the machine was used by one
person at a time. To re-create the experience of watching these
historical film reals, some of the most compelling scenes have been
reproduced in these action-filled flipbooks.
As you flip through the "Spitfire Flipbook," you'll come face to
face with a 1940s Spitfire plane flying through the air. The single
seat fighter aircraft dips and dives at lightning speeds as the
pages progress. The Spitfire was the most commonly used airplane
during the Battle of Britain and was used as both a fighter-bomber
and for training.
Replicating the action of old-time film strips, these flipbooks
will be a delight for both children and adults, transporting those
who flip the pages to Britain's wartime past.
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