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  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Camera Was There".

    Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.

    Operation Longstop. Biggest airborne mock assault ever seen in Britain.

    MS Cameraman and Soundman Willie Jordan and Jim Morris at work, with title superimposed.

    MS Airborne troops, loaded with packs walking onto the airfield. MS Shots taken from inside and outside a plane as the troops climb in. MS Cut in shot of officers watching. CU MS A Dakota aircraft taking off and in flight. Dakotas in flight. CU Paratroopers sitting inside a plane waiting orders to jump. CU a plane discharging its parachutists. CU Angle shot from inside a plane showing troops jumping out. LS MS Parachutists floating down.

    CU Cut in shot of Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder watching. CU Cut in shot of Field Marshal Viscount Bernard Montgomery watching.

    MS a Paratrooper being dragged along by his parachute after landing. MS An injured paratrooper being carried away on a stretcher.

    LS a line of paratroopers running to a plane. VS of gliders on ground. MS a battery of press photographers. CU a jeep being unloaded from a glider. MS of Monty. CU Driving a jeep off.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    41247
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1191.23
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:56:00 / 01:41:29:00
    Canister:
    47/78
    Sort Number:
    47/078
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    Combat Gliders Wiltshire - Salisbury Horsa Gliders
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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