• Short Summary

    Huge sandstorm in the Middle East desert, then SAAF pilots fly Boston Bombers on a mission.

  • Description

    Titles read: "BOSTON BOMBERS IN ACTION".

    Somewhere in the Middle East.

    At a desert aerodrome of the SAAF (South African Air Force) Squadron we see several shots of a bad sandstorm blowing that almost blots out the sun. Pilots stand by for duty. When the storm has cleared the airmen gather round for a briefing.

    The men board their Boston Bombers; the planes start up and take off on a mission to bomb enemy communication lines. From one of the Bombers we see sticks of bombs falling to the ground and exploding on contact. Brief shot shows flak in the sky around us. Air to air shots of Boston Bombers. The aircraft come in to land at the aerodrome and the pilots climb out.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1332.06
    Media URN:
    43978
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:54:00 / 01:15:07:00
    Canister:
    42/52

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