• Short Summary

    United States parachutists prepare for this year's world championships.

  • Description

    Trenton, United States of America (USA).

    AV. Parachuter (title super over). SV. Sky jumpers putting on their parachutes. CU. One of them adjusting the harness around him - pan to another adjusting his harness. CU. One of the jumpers. CU. Piece of equipment on the floor - looks like knapsack with a stopwatch and altimeter attached to it - it is picked up from ground. CU. Man attaching this equipment to his harness - could be parachute. CU. Stop watch being set by man.

    SV. Pan, plane taking off - it leaves ground. LV. Plane flying. CU. Parachuter in plane looking down. SV. From outside the plane - man coming out of door of plane. CU. Man looking down. SV. From interior of plane - man comes out onto the wheel of plane. CU. Man's foot on wheel - he puts his other foot on the wheel. SV. From exterior of plane - man jumps. CU. From interior of plane - man falling - parachute opens. The wheel of the aircraft is still in the picture as we see the man drifting down to earth. Air to air shots of parachutist floating down to earth.

    SV. Angle shots, parachutist coming down to earth - he lands amongst group of men waiting on the ground. He does not fall over at all. He has landed on the cross in the circle. LV. Angle shot, plane flying. SCU. Man about to climb out of plane and puts his foot on the wheel. CU. From inside the plane - man's foot near the wheel. He leaps to earth going down with his arms and legs spread out and face downwards. He is going round and round in space still falling to earth - his parachute opens. SV. Parachuter falling down - he lands, falls over and starts to gather up his parachute.

    (F.G.) (Orig "F")

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:32:00 / 01:03:27:00

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