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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of NATO jet fighters and anti-aircraft crew scrambling in joint exercises.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    North Sea

    MS and CU Two military operators (Group Commander Wilson) showing extent of NATO / North Atlantic Treaty Organisation exercises, code-named "Carte Blanche". MS Mobile operations unit. (2 shots). LS Flare lands on airfield. Various shots of jet aircraft taxiing (RAF / Royal Air Force, USAF / United States Air Force, KAA, Canadian Air Force. MS Generals discussing (Sir Basil Embry, US General Lee, General Nurtin, General Gelee, General Bisson, Commander Au Catac, Marshal Juin). MS Radar operators at work. MS Generals discussing.

    LS Jet plane taking off. LS Radar aerial in operation. (2 shots). CU Airfield address system. Various shots, air crews scrambling, planes taxiing and taking off in numbers. MS Control tower officers watching planes take off. MS Fighter jets flying over 'airfield. LS Good shots of planes taking off.

    LS A line of artillery (possibly Bofor) guns. CU Commander instructing, gun moving. (2 shots). Air to air, plane in flight. LS Runway on ground below. CU Pilot's head.

    Various shots, anti-aircraft crews in gas masks running to action stations. Ground to air, two jets swooping over airfield. Air to air: planes in flight. Various shots, ground to air, fighters flying over in formation, aircrew watching from ground. Air to air, planes in flight.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 01/07/1955. The exercise finished on 29th June 1955 after one week, the largest allied exercise held since World War II involved 3,000 aircraft from France, Canada, Greece, Britain, Norway and the United States.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2686.20
    Media URN:
    79686
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1955
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:21:00 / 01:42:44:00
    Canister:
    UN 2748 D

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