• Short Summary

    USAAF flies between Italy and Ukraine, crews are entertained by Soviet Air Force personnel.

  • Description

    Title reads: "New Shuttle Service to Russia".

    Russia (Soviet Union, USSR).

    Various aerial shots of B.17 aeroplanes of the USAAF (United States Air Force) flying over mountains. The opening of new Allied air front has been created by new shuttle service between Italy and Ukraine. Various aerial shots of planes bombing of targets in Hungary and Rumania (aka Romania).

    Various shots of B.17s landing at Russian air base, Soviet Air Force Officials watch from ground. Various shots of the crews leaving aircraft. Among them is American General Eaker. A woman in uniform presents Eaker with flowers.

    Various shots of American crews being fed by Russian women at the airfield. Various shots Russian ground crews refuelling and rearming on the bombers. Various shots of American crews and Soviet Air Force personnel (including lots of women) watch display of traditional folk dancing by soldiers of Red Army. The show takes place in bombed out ruins of warehouse. Includes C/U of little boy chewing his first piece of American gum.

    Note: item is good illustration of solidarity between America and Soviet Union during WW2.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:30:00 / 01:53:15:00

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