• Short Summary

    Mosquito bombers carry out assault on Amiens prison to enable resistance workers to escape.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The jail breakers.

    Amiens prison bombed in order to affect the escape of resistance prisoners. France.

    M/S of line of Mosquitoes, C/U as bombs are loaded onto them. C/U of leader of the operation, Group Captain Pickard (of "Target for Tonight" fame). He did not return from this mission. M/S Mosquitoes taking off from airfield. A map shows their route. Various air to air shots of Mosquitoes crossing the Channel escorted by Typhoons. M/S of a model of the prison showing the plan for bombing the walls and guards' quarters. Aerial shot of prison and snow covered countryside after it had been bombed, and in slow motion to show the mission was a success. Various shots of the wrecked prison from which many escaped. M/S of Group Captain Pickard's grave.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1368.03
    Media URN:
    44801
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:24:00 / 01:07:54:00
    Canister:
    44/88

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