• Short Summary

    British pilots shoot down a German plane hiding behind the Red Cross emblem.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Nazis Abuse The Red Cross".

    VS of the wreckage of a German Heinkel He59 B-2 seaplane painted white with the Red Cross and the Swastika painted on the fuselage. The planes were acting as servicing aircraft for German fighters while flying under the colours of the Red Cross.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1051.52
    Media URN:
    21012
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1940
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:16:00 / 01:58:42:00
    Canister:
    40/63

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The plane shown in this clip is a Heinkel He59 B-2, Registration Number D-ASUO.. It was shot down on 9 July 1940.

    It had been forced down near Goodwin Sands, off the Kent coast.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks very much.

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