• Short Summary

    Boston bombers raid military targets in France.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BOSTONS OVER FRANCE".

    France.

    Close up shot of an engine of Boston bomber plane revving up. Air to air shot of formation of Bostons heading across Channel. Various shots The Bostons dropping bombs on their target - Abbeville Aerodrome in Northern France. When the bombs hit the ground, waves of the explosion can be seen. Aerial view from Boston lying very low over French countryside = brilliant footage. Planes arrive at Rennes where they bomb an enemy stores depot.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1089.23
    Media URN:
    38123
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:43:00 / 01:53:26:00
    Canister:
    43/67

Comments (1)

  1. Robert McKirgan says

    ARCHIVEBritish PathéISSUE DATE:23/08/1943SOUND:SoundMEDIA URN:38123HD FORMAT:Available on requestFILM ID:1089.23STOCK:Black & WhiteDURATION00:02:43:00TIME IN/OUT:01:50:43:00 / 01:53:26:00CANISTER:43/67SORT NUMBER:43/067

    Hi,
    I have just downloaded this film and it shows Douglas Boston aircraft from what I can determine where based at Great Massingham in Norfolk going by the letters OM on the fuselage. One one the aircraft has a letter "S" which going by my late fathers log book was "S" for Sugar which we flew in June-August 1943.My fathers log shows left Massingham at 10.00 arrive back 13.15 Although it only says "formation".Aircraft No.BZ 279.My fathers duty was Wireless operator/air gunner.
    Yours faithfully,
    Robert McKirgan
    Yours faithfully,
    Robert McKirgan

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