Us Engineers Prep Airstrip 1943

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    Various shots show US sappers preparing an air strip with construction vehicles. They knock down trees with bulldozers and dig with shovels and pneumatic drills.

    L/S of DC3 plane on airstrip with medics trucks beside it and barrage balloon in background.

    Group of US troops display nazi swastika flag.

    Soldiers inspect a downed ME 109 plane and crashed Thunderbolt.

    DC3 plane takes off.

    US Generals confer outside a tent. Servicemen are briefed. General eats his dinner standing with a group of soldiers.

    Generals eat their lunch on the bonnet of a jeep. L/S of medical trucks lined up on airstrip beside DC3. Generals confer and sit in jeeps, chatting. B 17 plane is seen in background.

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    British Pathé
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    Media URN:
    61675
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1957.15
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    Black & White
    Duration
    00:05:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:58:00 / 01:52:41:00
    Canister:
    UN 849 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 0849 C
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