• Short Summary

    A day in life of Russian fighter pilots.

  • Description

    Russian, Soviet Union, USSR.

    Various shots of the Russian crew getting the planes ready for bombing raids at dawn.

    Several shots of the Russian pilots being briefed before action. Bombs being loaded onto planes.

    Various shots of the pilots getting ready, entering planes and taking off on snowbound airport. Intertitle in Russian explains that planes have to cross enemy line to drop the bombs.

    Various shots of the bombing raid - planes in flight dropping bombs. Several shots of the air battle - they shoot one Messerschmitt. Enemy plane burning on ground.

    Various shots of the pilots after the raid, talking, exchanging experiences, relaxing, eating smoking, reading papers.

    Party commission arrives to airport to congratulate the pilots on their success. New plane is seen at the airport. Several shots of the pilots leaving airport, going to village to get some rest.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1631.02
    Media URN:
    75480
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:09:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:05:00 / 01:13:36:00
    Canister:
    UN 243 B

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