• Short Summary

    Footage of soldiers building artificial airstrip in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

  • Description

    Airstrip New Method. Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

    L/S Beverley transporters lined up on the tarmac at Abingdon. L/S Equipment being loaded into the Beverley from the back of a truck. L/S From inside the Aircraft as the equipment is pulled into it. L/S Paratroops alighting from trucks on the airfield. C/U as one of the paratroops lifts in heavy pack and walks towards the aircraft. L/S as the paratroops walk towards the aircraft.

    L/S The paratroops entering aircraft. C/U Interior the aircraft of the pilot. M/S of the props as the aircraft takes off. Ground to air shot. the Beverleys approaching the dropping area. Ground to air shot. Beverley going over the dropping area. L/S From the aircraft as parachutes stream out behind the aircraft pulling the equipment out. L/S Ground to air as the four parachutes attached to the load open.

    L/S as the load comes to land. L/S Ground to air another load coming down. L/S as the load (a truck) lands. L/S The area which the paratroops are going to make into a landing strips for a Beverly. L/S as a Bulldozer is driven off its platform. Pan up to the driver. L/S Troops filling in holes in the ground. C/U as a load of earth is tipped out of a barrow.

    M/S as troops lay turf over holes. L/S as a wobbly wheeled roller is towed across the ground. L/S as a Land Rover and trailer are driven onto two wires which a span a river. L/S as the Land Rover moves across the river on the wire bridge. Back view as the jeep goes across the wire bridge and the troops standing in it rock the jeep and trailer from side to side.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:25:00 / 01:47:19:00

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