• Short Summary

    Holland, Norway and Crete. A series of German victories during World War II with one?

  • Description

    1.
    PAN. TROOPS BINED UP WAITING TO JUMP FROM SMALL APERTURE AT LOW LEVEL.


    2.
    G.U. SOLDIER. JUMPS OUT. IN FRONT OF INSTRUCTOR.


    3.
    L.V. SOLDIER JUMPING.


    4.
    S.C.U. ANOTHER SOLDIER WALKS TO ??? TO JUMP.


    5.
    C.U.ANY BAND TOUCHES SOLDIERS BAG WHO JUMPS.


    6.
    S. DOP V. SOLDIERS AROUND INSTRUCTORS JUMPING ETC.


    7.
    G.V. INSTRUCTOR HANDS TO SOLDIER PARACHUTE HARNESS.


    8.
    INSTRUCTOR OF PLATFORM ADDRESSING TROOPS


    9.
    G.U. SOLDIER TYPES LOOKING ON.


    10.
    S.V. TROOPS ON PARACHUTE HARNESS


    11.
    G.U. FIXING PARACHUTE HARNESS.


    12.
    L.V. TROOPS SWING OUT & STAY LIMP.


    13.
    S.C.U. TROOPS HANGING ON HARNESS.


    14.
    L.V. WIND MACHINE BLOWS PARACHUTE PULLING SOLDIER ALONG ETC.


    15.
    C.U. WIND MACHINE.


    16.
    S.V. SOLDIER PAN UP TO INSTRUCTOR. TO PARACHUTE ETC.


    17.
    S.V. ANOTHER SOLDIERS BEING PULLED ALONG THE GROUND BY PARACHUTE.


    18.
    S.V. - do - AND SOLDIER EVENTUALLY STANDS UP.


    19.
    C.U. SOLDIERS FOOT BEING HELD. ??? TO INSTRUCTORS.


    20.
    RAN CU. KIDS WITH FINGERS IN BARS.


    21.
    G.V. PARACHUTE PULLING SOLDIER ALONG.


    22.
    S.V. SOLDIER JUMPS FROM APERTURE FROM LOW HEIGHT.


    22.
    L.V. - do -


    23.
    S.V. TROOPS LOOKING ON.


    24.
    L.V. SOLDIER JUMPING FROM TOWER HELD BY PARACHUTE HARNESS.


    25.
    C.BACK V. - do -


    26.
    ANGLE SHOT. - do -


    27.
    S.V. TROOPS LOOKING UPWARDS.


    28.
    S.V. SOLDIER JUMPING FROM TOWER.


    29.
    C.U. - do -


    30.
    S.V. SOLDIER JUMPING FROM TOWER.


    31.
    G.V. SHOWING TWO SOLDIERS JUMPING FROM TOWER.




    Initials AB/JD



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Holland, Norway and Crete. A series of German victories during World War II with one thing in common - they all followed major airborne landings.

    Now, with the creation of the new German Army, it is only natural that the general staff have made arrangements for the early formation of a new airborne division.

    Many veterans of the former Wermacht - a pioneer in the mass use of parachutists - are among the instructors who have been on refresher courses in various NATO countries.

    Now, back at the airborne training centre near Munich, they are busy teaching the recruits and taking them through the various stages that end with the first, breath-taking jump at 800 feet.

    Exit training, landing drill, a trip down the slack wire that reproduces the effects of a 'plane exit, and a session of parachute collapsing drill in front of a wind machine - all help the volunteers to get ready for their first big jump.

    During their course, the men find that there is more to parachute jumping than just stepping out of a 'plane, that the parachute really does always open, and the supreme moment of being awarded their wings.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACDSF6Z9R8GY17WQD93X6ATB4E
    Media URN:
    VLVACDSF6Z9R8GY17WQD93X6ATB4E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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