• Short Summary

    A look at paratroops on manoeuvres.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Tough guys of the skies. Our paratroops are ready for anything.

    Location of events unknown.

    C/U of R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) officer speaking about airborne forces being part of the evolution of war. Officers check planes and maps, various shots as they give briefing to pilots. Two officers walk along ranks and ask two of the men why they wanted to be parachutists. They give their rehearsed answers. Various shots of the paratroops, who are under joint command of the R.A.F. and army going aboard the waiting Whitleys as they get ready for the exercise.

    Various shots of the R.A.F. crew getting in their places. The bombs are loaded. Various shots of the Whitleys taking off. Various shots inside the aircraft, and below. The crew find the target, various shots of the objective, a small wood known as Stratford Clump. Various shots of the paratroops dropping through the hatch of the plane and one by one they glide downwards. Also a mass shot. Various shots of the paratroops landing, and slow motion shot on the right way to land. M/S paratrooper getting rid of harness. Various shots of the paratroops running across the field. They attack would-be enemy vehicles and strongholds.

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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:
    01:02:15:00 / 01:07:42:00

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