• Short Summary

    Paratroopers exercise in Everglades to test new gear.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "SKYMEN MAKE TREE TOP LANDING".

    Everglades, Florida, United States of America (USA).

    Everglades, Florida. Long shot of the parachuters of 82nd US Airborne Division preparing equipment in front of plane, getting ready for exercise. Parachuter stuffing rope into rucksack. Close up shot of rope being pushed in. Close up shot of parachuter pulling wire protection over face. Parachuters walking into plane.

    Air view, parachuters jumping out of plane and descending. Another parachuter jumping out. Ground shot, paratroops descending onto trees. Angle shot, two parachuters descending towards trees. Parachuter coming down and landing on tree - he bounces unharmed thanks to new jump suit he is wearing. Parachuter unhooks himself from the tree and lowers himself to the ground.

    Two men sitting next to improvised fire, one is holding a small animal. They inspect it ready to cook it. Close up shot of one of the men smiling. Close up shot of a hand taking food from a can. Close up shot of one of the men eating.

    Long shot of helicopter hovering over rescue raft. A man being pulled up from rescue raft to helicopter on rope. Man climbing into helicopter. Helicopter flies away.

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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:
    01:18:57:00 / 01:20:09:00

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