• Short Summary

    British and American crews board Liberators and bomb Benghazi in Libya.

  • Description

    Titles read: "LIBERATORS IN ACTION".

    Middle East.

    Various shots of Liberators, American four-engined aircraft, being loaded with bombs at a desert aerodrome. The American Army Air Corps and RAF crews climb into their planes (American planes are marked with a star, the RAF with the familiar circle insignia) and start them off. Good shots of the planes taking off on a mission to bomb Benghazi in Libya.

    Air to air shots of the formation of Liberators over Benghazi. Good shots taken from inside one of the planes. Aerial shots of Benghazi as sticks of bombs are dropped from the plane onto the harbour below. Several shots of the bombers returning after the raid. The crew climb out of their planes.

    Commentator makes much of the fact that the British and American troops are co-operating on these missions.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1334.01
    Media URN:
    44041
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:30:00 / 01:03:02:00
    Canister:
    42/62

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