• Short Summary

    A German bomber shot at by British defences crashes on houses in Clacton.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Nazi Plane Crashes In Essex".

    Clacton, Essex.

    VS of the wreckage of a German bomber and the wreckage of houses damaged and destroyed by the crashing plane and by the explosion that occurred when the plane's bombs exploded. Good shots of civilian ARP (Air Raid Precautions) services in action amongst the debris also army and air force personnel helping with the clearing or inspecting the wrecked aircraft. Several CUs of injured people.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1043.29
    Media URN:
    20763
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:10:00 / 01:31:42:00
    Canister:
    40/37

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The film here shows the aftermath of the crash of a Heinkel He-111 bomber on the 30th April 1940 on Victoria Road, Clacton-on-sea.

    All four German airmen were killed, as were British couple Frederick and Dorothy Gill of Victoria Road.

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