• Short Summary

    Polish and Czech crews of airmen fighting with RAF.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Bomber Squadron of our Allies".

    Location of events unknown.

    M/S of RAF (Royal Air Force) men marching past. Various shots of a Polish bomber crew just prior to boarding their aeroplane. A British officer with map briefs them. GV Bomb train crossing the airfield. Various shots of the Polish crew climbing into their Wellington bomber. Various shots of pilot and gunners inside the plane. Panning shots of two Wellingtons taking off.

    Panning shots of group of Czech airmen. Narrator explains that many of the men were craftsmen in famous Skoda works. Various shots of bombs being loaded into a Wellington bomber. Various shots of crew climbing into their Wellington. C/U of the forward gun turret. Various shots of Wellingtons taking off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:29:00 / 01:50:26:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    Seen at 00:53 is Wellington bomber Serial Number NZ-E of No. 304 (Polish) Squadron.

    Seen at 01:42 is Wellington bomber Serial Number KX-N, of No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron. (This aircraft was shot down on 16/17 July 1941).

    We can be sure of the location for this clip - in 1941, when this footage was shot, both squadrons featured here were based at East Wretham, Norfolk.

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