Heavy air drop military exercise in Sahara desert.
Lorries carrying jeeps and other equipment, jeeps are to be transferred to aircraft. Several shots of the jeeps and equipment being loaded into transport aircraft. Several shots of nose of plane, propellor moving. CU. Reflection of pilot in mirror, in cockpit of plane. Planes in flight. Various shots of paratroops and equipment dropping from planes and landing. CU. Soldier tapping Morse code and another using field telephone - both on ground. MS. Paratroops fitting jeeps together. LS. Paratroopers in jeep driving across Sahara desert. LS. Helicopter in flight over desert. LS. Jeeps being driven across desert. MS. Paratrooper fitting artillery gun onto jeep. LS. Guns being fired. Various shots of General Challes, new Commander in Chief of French Armed Forces in Algeria and General Massu inspecting paratroops and equipment.
Date found in the old record - 12/02/1959.