• Short Summary

    Men of the Black Watch regiment practice their tactics for warding off German paratroops.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "A Warm Reception For Paratroops".

    GV of soldiers of Black Watch Regiment lined up in farmyard listening to piper playing bagpipes. A bugler runs forward and sounds the alarm when the men run from the farm, they board charabancs and drive off along country lane towards spot where enemy paratroops are supposed to have landed.

    MS Bren gun carriers driving along lane towards camera followed by troops riding bicycles with which they have just been issued.

    VS of the troops arriving at the spot where the enemy are supposed to have landed. The troops arrive together in the coaches, on bikes and in the bren gun carriers. They then attack and capture the small group of men who take the part of the Germans and are entrenched beside a railway line. The captured troops are marched off as Prisoners of War.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1053.35
    Media URN:
    21049
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:15:00 / 01:32:32:00
    Canister:
    40/67

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