• Short Summary

    Material showing British troops building airfield, Spitfires flying, and fleet of ships at sea.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Advanced Landing Ground B-3 (ALG B-3) at the village of St Croix-sur-Mer, Normandy.

    L/S British troops using bulldozer type machines to level ground to build new airfield. M/S as a jeep speeds through. Various shots of the vehicles used. Soldiers use markers to plot out the runway. Various shots runway being prepared, the ground is raked over. Various shots as supplies arrive and they gather round to unload them.

    Various out of focus shots of Spitfire aeroplanes on the ground. Various shots of the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) crew standing around them. Various shots as planes are maintained and checked. M/S as Spitfire taxis and takes off. Various shots of Spitfires on ground. M/S pilot in cockpit. Good M/S Spitfire taxiing and taking off. M/S man ploughing field. M/S as a pilot is helped out of the cockpit. Various shots as he walks away with other servicemen. M/S as he is briefed by a senior officer.

    L/S fleet of ships at sea, barrage balloons fly overhead, the camera pans across them. M/S lorries on landing craft on way to beach. Soldiers look over the side. Various shots landing craft with equipment and men arriving at beach.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1969.01
    Media URN:
    61908
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:10:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:10:42:00
    Canister:
    UN 877 A

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