Gliders 1944

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    Various shots of USAF airmen fixing rope to glider. On side of glider is painted name "Old Canvas Sides". The other end of the rope is looped over two tall poles about 100 yards from the glider. A Dakota aeroplane swoops low over glider, a pole hanging beneath the plane catches the rope loop. The Dakota climbs into the sky, dragging the glider behind it. Dakota in flight towing airborne glider.

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    British Pathé
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    Media URN:
    62230
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1997.17
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:04:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:34:00 / 01:59:51:00
    Canister:
    UN 1036 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 1036 C
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