• Short Summary

    USAAF and RAF bombing raids on Germany and France.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Round the clock allied air offensive".

    RAF base in Britain, plus aerial views of Germany and France.

    Various aerial shots of formation of Marauders of the 9th USAAF(United States Air Force) flying over targets along Germany's West Wall defences. C/U of broken windscreen of aeroplane caused by German flak. C/U gunner on board plane. Good aerial shots of bombs dropping out of bomb bay. We see bombs hurtle towards ground and explosions as towns and marshalling yards, etc. are hit by them.

    M/S of Marauders returning to base, flares mark the runway as it is getting dark. Various shots of RAF (Royal Air Force) Lancasters taxing and taking off at dusk.

    Aerial shots from Lancaster of night bombing on German Army ammunition dumps at Sables-sur-Sarthe, France. Good night shots - the ammunition explosions give off plenty of flare.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1358.06
    Media URN:
    44680
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:56:00 / 01:15:04:00
    Canister:
    44/39

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