American glider pilots receive instruction from Swiss during training in Switzerland.
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US glider pilots in training at Gstaad, Switzerland.
American newsreel titles read: 'US GLIDER PILOTS TRAIN IN SWITZERLAND'.
M/S of group of US cadets receiving instructions from Swiss trainer. C/U of cadet getting into cockpit. C/U of dashboard in glider. C/U of cadet in cockpit putting the lid down.
Glider starts moving off over valley. Aerial views of glider over mountains. Shot of glider in clouds. Aerial view of mountains. Rear view of pilot in cockpit in air. C/U of hand on joystick. Aerial views of glider over mountains. C/U of Swiss man looking on through binoculars. Good shots of glider coming past camera. General view of glider landing.
Commentator explains this training programme was devised by General Spaatz at the end of the Second World War to apologise for the accidental bombing of two Swiss towns. As part of the scheme, cadets from France, Britain, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland get training in America.