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  • Short Summary

    French Air Force drops supplies for men manning observatory at Mont Blanc, France.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    Dakota transport plane of French Air Force drops supplies by parachute for the men manning the observatory and research station at the summit of Mont Blanc, France.

    Dakota plane at Lyons Airfield. Lorry backs up towards plane to load supplies of wood and food. Crew study map. Head on and side views of the plane with its engines turning. Racing across runway.

    Various aerial shots of the French Alps, snow capped. Plane in flight over the mountains. Flying over a flat topped snow covered mountain. Shadow of plane is cast on snow. Dropping supplies from plane with and without parachutes (L/S of this plus view from inside plane).

    Men leaving observatory to collect supplies. Team of men struggling against heavy winds to dig for supplies in snow. Unpacking supplies from a parachute container and loading them in rucksacks. Carrying supplies across snow.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:16:00 / 01:15:38:00
    UN 1522 D

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