• Short Summary

    French paratroopers take on Viet Minh forces - also Napalm bombing.

  • Description

    Near Hanoi, Indo-China, (Vietnam)

    SV Paratrooper putting on chute (for super. title). LV Pan, French paratroopers preparing. SV. Two officers checking maps. SV. Paratroopers doing up harness. LV. Column of troops moving in to fight Viet-Minh rebels. SV. Back view, lorry and troops moving up. LV. Troops moving up. Xam-Pheo notice in foreground. LV. Village. SV. Dead Viet Minh rebels in undergrowth. SV. Corpse. SV. Another corpse.

    LV. Plane dropping troops. SV. Trooper in tree. GV. Troops dropping. SV. Trooper landing. LV. Paratroopers running through undergrowth (parachute on tree) SV. Towards, troops running into action. LV. SV. Mortar team in action.

    LV. Towards, wounded being carried back from front line. SV. Wounded man being carried on stretcher. LV. First Aid party tending wounded man by roadside. SV. Wounded man receiving attention. LV. Troops advancing. LV. Back view, troops advancing.

    LV. Plane dropping napalm bombs. LV. Explosion in valley. LV. Plane dropping napalm. SV. Explosion.

    (Orig. Lav.) (Orig. "A")

    Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

    N.B. This is the Indo-China War fought between the French and the Viet Minh.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:58:00 / 01:47:19:00

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