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  • Short Summary

    USAF Dakotas and gliders on airfield in Holland during allied invasion.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Allied invasion of occupied Europe - Holland.

    Clapper board gives date as 21/10/1944. Various shots of Dakota bombers taking off. Various shots Dakotas in flight towing gliders. Airmen on airfield watch planes land. Various shots USAF (United States Air Force) ground crew assembling a glider on ground from kit. Various shots USAF mechanic fixing controls and wings. We see glass panels being fitted into cockpit. A caterpillar wheeled jeep towing glider. Various shots grounded glider used as radio control base, radio operator sits inside. Ground crew are seen fixing rope to nose of glider. Various shots pilot in cockpit signalling to ground crew. Various shots group of Dutch civilians watching.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1883.06
    Media URN:
    61076
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:21:00 / 01:27:33:00
    Canister:
    UN 927 D

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Clapper board gives date as 21/10/1944" - we're also told that the footage is filmed by cameraman V. Gerard, and that the subject is "T.C.C", (presumably Troop Carrier Command).

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