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  • Short Summary

    Parachute drop of supplies to American forces fighting in Northern Italy.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Northern Italy ?

    Various shots USAF (United States Air Force) ground crew preparing supplies for drop: we see them packing machine gun bullets and large plastic containers full of liquid into large bags which are then strapped to undercarriage of light aircraft. The planes take off and fly over hills. Various aerial shots of mountains and woodland. The supplies are dropped on parachutes to soldiers fighting in mountains. Various shots airmen and mechanics looking at maps.

    Various shots stockpile of captured tanks, field guns, jeeps and other enemy army equipment, mostly wrecked. More aerial shots mountains, explosions and smoke rises in distance. M/S Italian civilians with donkeys passing American army trucks. Various C/Us of broken rail tracks. Various shots American soldiers unloading supplies from truck parked on rails. Various shots soldiers clearing rubble from tracks.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:08:00 / 01:57:24:00
    UN 755 A

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