• Short Summary

    American army planes drop food supplies to Native Americans stranded by snow.

  • Description

    Full Title reads: "America . 'Like Manna from the Skies' U.S. Army planes bring succour in the nick of time to stormbound and starving Navajo tribe of Indians."

    Arizona, United States of America.

    Bombers lined up on airfield. They are being loaded with emergency supplies. C/U of the plane (which is a biplane) being loaded.

    Interior of hold of plane. Sacks of supplies.

    Military officials, pilots and others look at map.

    One of the huge planes takes off. ("A winged messenger of mercy" according to the voice over.) Aerial views from the plane as it gains altitude. The ground is covered with snow. Shot of six planes as they fly close to the ground in formation. Aerial views of landscape. Aerials of mountain. More aerial views. Great shot of one bomber from the plane above it.

    Plane flies low across landscape and drops supplies to the ground. Its shadow can be seen following it (nice shot). C/U bomber in flight. Aerial shots over snowy landscape. Plane flies and drops supplies. C/U supplies dropping from bay of plane.

    (Small section of picture missing)

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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:
    01:46:56:00 / 01:48:21:00

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