• Short Summary

    The Shah of Persia, with senior NATO and CENTO officers, watched British, Persian and Italian jet pilots perform aerobatics, precision bombing and paratroop 'drops', at an air-display near Teheran, October 18, held in connection with the first birthday celebrations of the Persian Air Force.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Spectators at air display.
    0.05

    2.
    SV Shah talking to pilots.
    0.09

    3.
    SCU Pilot.
    0.13

    4.
    SCU Shah.
    0.18

    5.
    LV PAN Planes fly over in formation.
    0.24

    6.
    LV PAN Plane swoops down and flies over at low level.
    0.28

    7.
    LV Planes fly past very low.
    0.32

    8.
    SV Shah and officials.
    0.37

    9.
    SV Planes fly over in formation.
    0.44

    10.
    SV Victor bomber.
    0.50

    11.
    LV Shah and C-in-C Bomber Command (Air Marshal Sir Kenneth Cross.)
    0.54

    12.
    LV PAN Plane swoops down, drops napthalme bomb.
    1.00

    13.
    LV PAN More bombs dropped.
    1.06

    14.
    LV PAN Plane drops napthalme bomb.
    1.10

    15.
    LV Paratroops dropping from plane.
    1.16

    16.
    GV Spectators.
    1.20

    17.
    LV Paratroops landing.
    1.26

    18.
    SV Shah and officials looking on.
    1.30



    Initials JRG/WS/AS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Shah of Persia, with senior NATO and CENTO officers, watched British, Persian and Italian jet pilots perform aerobatics, precision bombing and paratroop 'drops', at an air-display near Teheran, October 18, held in connection with the first birthday celebrations of the Persian Air Force.

    Among the aircraft, were two Royal Air Force 'Victors' capable of carrying an atomic bomb. The Commander in Chief of Britain's Bomber Command, Air Marshall Sir Kenneth Cross, who arrived with the 'Victors', was at the Shah's side during the display to give performance details.

    The Shah, an aviator himself, chatted with the pilots before the display. He had a special word for his Air Force pilots before they took off to gave an aerobatic demonstration.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2GXTJZK8EJMCUB5XIBHK7O5LY
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GXTJZK8EJMCUB5XIBHK7O5LY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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