• Short Summary

    Churchill and Eisenhower see mass parachute drop by Second Front American forces in Britain.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Airborne demonstration.

    Somewhere in Britain.

    Various shots of Winston Churchill inspecting Second Front American forces in Britain. M/S of him making a speech. M/S of General Dwight Eisenhower listening with them. Various ground to air shots of a formation of C.47s on exercise. M/S of the airmen inside smoking prior to drop. Various shots as they stand and hook up their static lines. Various shots as they jump out of the plane. Various shots from inside as more troops jump followed by equipment packs. Various shots as they watch from the ground as the mass drop floats earthwards, some are seen landing on ground. One man has a camera strapped to his chest to record the descent. Various shots as they land and run.

    End Titles.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1354.13
    Media URN:
    44581
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:50:00 / 01:37:51:00
    Canister:
    44/26

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