• Short Summary

    British troops set off from airports to serve in Cyprus - We are shown new American guns.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Aldershot. Red Devils For Cyprus".

    Aldershot, Hampshire.

    SV Troops weighing wicker basket which contains stores for paratroops. CU Troops weighing basket containing stores. GV Aircraft standing on tarmac at Lyneham airfield, Wiltshire. CU Paratroopers, pan to soldiers of the Parachute Regiment holding guns. SV Hastings aircraft taxiing. GV Soldiers marching and halting near Comet airplane. CU Paratroops passing camera and boarding Comet airliner. SV Lorry with packing cases and troops loading packing cases onto another lorry. CU Troops loading packing cases onto lorry. GV Comet taxiing. SV Int. Comet, troops seated down both sides. CU Two paratroops seated in Comet. BV Comet taxiing.

    Intertitle reads: "USA"

    United States of America.

    CU The M14 rifle supported by bi-pod on a table with a soldier running his hand along rifle. CU Hands holding board with two cartridges on it, one the old type and the other of the new 7.62 mm cartridge. CU of soldier holding M-14 and loading magazine. Various shots of soldiers firing M14 semi automatic rifle.

    CU New M60 general purpose machine gun being explained. Shots of soldiers firing M-60 gpmg and replacing barrel when needed.

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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:
    01:45:27:00 / 01:47:06:00

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