French Aircraft Carriers "Arromanches" In… 1953

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    GVs. French Navy "Arromanches" aircraft carrier deck (formerly British Navy ship, HMS Colossus), with aircraft (several kinds of Hellcat crafts) taking off by means of a catapult equipment (several shots). Planes in flight and aerial views of land and sea below. Shots of where bombs have struck on Viet-Minh Territory - smoke rising from the wreckage. Cut to men with flags commanding maneuvers on the airstrip. The planes land after the raid. Various shots of landing operations and the wings of planes folding up.


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    British Pathé
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    01:05:28:00 / 01:08:48:00
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    UN 2574 F
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