American 'thunderbirds' Give Display 1963

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    Wiesbaden, Federal Republic of Germany (Western Germany).

    BCU. Man's eyes showing wrinkles. CU. Half of St. Christopher's medal around a man's neck, pan up to face. CU. Small snap shot of his wife and two children which he carries in his pocket. CU. Neck scarf with the Flying Eagle displayed on it. CU. Five men in uniform who are the best jet pilots in the world, the American Air Force officers known as the Thunderbirds LS. The jet fighters of the aerobatic team lined up on tarmac. CU. Markings on side 'Thunderbirds'. GV. Section of crowd at Wiesbaden gathered to watch the flying display. Various shots of the jets taking off and giving a daring display of trick flying. They fly so close they nearly touch. The planes finish their display with a bomb burst. MCU. Probably staged material, of pilots in cockpit during flight and showing agonising expressions on their faces during a flight. They can lose up to three pounds in weight. MS. Leader of the Thunderbirds explaining the aerobatics. Various shots of Thunderbirds in flight giving formation exhibition.

    (F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 19/06/1963.

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    Cataloguer:
    Sanja
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    Black & White
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    Media URN:
    79263
    Sort Number:
    UN 3774 C
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:20:00 / 01:43:15:00
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    UN 3774 C
    Film ID:
    2667.16
    Issue Date:
    1963
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