• Short Summary

    Luftwaffe suffers great losses on a New Year's day.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "LUFTWAFFE'S BLACK MONDAY".

    Various.

    Various shots of R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) men firing small arms at German aircraft during raids on Holland and Belgium.

    Several shots of an airfield burning during German raids. Several shots of the British aircraft burning on airfields. Firemen in old type helmets fighting flames with hoses.

    RAF fighter pilots running to Spitfires during an alert. Spitfires taking off. Aerial combat pictures of German aircraft being shot down and bursting into flames in flight. Shots of various German aircraft shot down, scattered across the countryside and town streets and houses. Body of dead German pilot laying amongst wrecked plane. More shots of the debris.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

    Amendment February 2012: A visitor to the website has provided the date of this event. It was Monday 1 January 1945.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1145.13
    Media URN:
    39761
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:53:00 / 01:30:42:00
    Canister:
    45/7

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