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  • Short Summary

    Trainee army pilots are dragged across the snow by their parachutes during ground practice.

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    Young trainee pilots have their first parachute lesson on the ground which involves being dragged through the snow at high speed.

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    United States of America.

    M/S of a young army trainee pilot being helped on with his parachute in a snow-covered airfield; he turns around to show us the back view. C/U of him pulling a cord on his pack to activate the parachute. L/S of the man being pulled backwards along the snowy ground by his open parachute.

    Several more shots of young men being dragged roughly over the ground by their opening parachutes; one shot in slow motion shows a man rushing to hold onto a wild parachute pulling some poor man along. M/S of a line of pilots standing in front of a biplane; they turn around and walk off, some smile gamely. L/S of a line of men standing by their planes; in unison all their parachutes fly out and drag them over the snow for quite a distance.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:32:00 / 01:03:06:00
    G 1473

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