• Short Summary

    The Diary of a Russian pilot following him on a mission.

  • Description

    Unused / Unissued Material - dates and locations unclear or unknown

    Title reads: "Pilots behind the Polar Circle".

    WS. Russian pilot walking towards camera, Major Galchenko. CU. Tail plane of aeroplane with a large black cat on it. MS. Black cat pan to see the rest of the aircraft. MS. Pilot climbing into his parachute. LS. Pilot climbing into the cockpit of his aircraft. Another man climbing in, Galchenko's assistant Mironov. CU. Propellor starting to turn. LS. Aeroplane taxiing out. Air to Air of fighter and other planes in flight. Air to Air of bomber. Air to Air of aircraft. CU Mechanism in aircraft to release bombs. Aerial views as bombs descend. Air to Air of planes releasing bombs. Bombers in flight. Air to Air a fight between two fighter planes. Air to Air as a plane descends. CU. Wreckage of plane. CU on picture of bear on the Nazi aircraft. LS. Pilot returns. LS. pilot arriving in mess room.

    N.B. This is a pictorial portrait of a Hero of USSR, famous pilot Major Galchenko who destroyed 8 German planes alone and 9 more with help of his comrades. Mironov, his assistant, is also a Hero of the USSR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    626.11
    Media URN:
    59503
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:33:00 / 01:43:56:00
    Canister:
    UN 226 A

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