French paratroopers on exercises near Tarbes - good shots paratroopers descending.
Unissued / unused material.
French paratroopers on manoeuvres, Tarbes, France.
Various shots soldiers loading equipment and then getting on board aeroplanes. Plane seen taxiing for takeoff. C/U paratrooper on ground looking up. C/Us pilot at controls. Various shots from inside airborne plane off troops leaping out of open door. Exterior shots of paratroopers descending, good views of parachutes opening. L/S mass paratroopers descending.
Various shots paratroopers landing and undoing harnesses. Paratrooper runs over to motorcycle that has also landed by parachute and rides off on it. Other soldiers collect gun that has landed by parachute. M/S plane flying low.
Various shots army tanks and lorries going along country road, they pass woman and girl on bicycles. Tanks go off road and into undergrowth. C/Us paratroopers hiding in undergrowth. Various shots troops advancing across field. M/S troops lying low using machine gun.
M/S group of officers in discussion. C/U officer. M/S General Lecoq and General Jousse inspecting troops. C/U paratrooper. C/U generals depart. C/U paratroops. Various shots generals inspecting troops.
Date on original record is 09/10/1950.