• Short Summary

    General Milch and German officers come to UK as guests of Air Council.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Croydon".

    Croydon, Greater London.

    German flying officers arrive at Croydon Aerodrome. L/S of passenger aeroplane landing. Various shots of German officers getting out of plane. The officers are guests of the Air Council and are led by Air Secretary General Milch. We see RAF (Royal Air Force) Air Marshal Pierce welcoming the officers. Among the German party is "famous war ace" Major General Udet.

    According to narrator this is second part of German-British exchange: earlier in the year a party of British Air Force officers was entertained in Germany.

    Note: see also story titled GERMAN OFFICERS VISIT MILDENHALL, also in 37/84.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    941.27
    Media URN:
    14058
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:05:00 / 01:48:30:00
    Canister:
    37/84

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "General Milch" is Erhard Milch.

    "Air Marshal Pierce" in text and tags should read Richard Pierse.

    "Major General Udet" is Ernst Udet.

    Other members of the party included Generalleutnant Stumpff, Major Kreipe, Major Nielsen and Oberstleutnant Polte.

    Further details of the visit can be found here.....

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1937/1937 - 2971.html

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