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  • Short Summary

    American airborne troops show off their glider and parachuting skills.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material. - Location and dates unknown / unclear.

    Travel shot along row of military gliders. American troops run out and climb into gliders. Light artillery guns are loaded up. The gliders are closed up and hooked up. Shots of gliders being hooked to planes which tow them into flight. Shots of observers looking on. Air to air shots of gliders and planes in flight. Various shots of paratroops coming out of planes. Parachutists coming down to earth. Various shots of gliders coming down to earth. Shots of troops leaping out of glider.

    Shots of two gliders being towed by one plane.

    More shots of gliders coming down. A jeep is off loaded from a glider. Light gun offloaded.

    Cataloguer's Note: This is footage of manoeuvres, but has some sections that could be used to show combat - MD.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:21:00 / 01:31:39:00
    UN 909 K

Comments (1)

  1. Fender100 says

    This could be at Greenham Common in Berkshire where the US Army had an outdoor glider factory making the CG-4A gliders you see in the clip.

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