• Short Summary

    US troops move into Thailand while at home people have fun at US airforce base open day.

  • Description

    Titles read: "SE ASIA - US TAKES ACTION".

    Thailand.

    General views of ships of the United States 7th Fleet in the Gulf of Siam. General view of the mountain terrain of Laos near Bangkok. Troops move through the countryside; soldier carrying mortar rifle. L/S of burning building. US Defence Secretary McNamara is seen walking about the danger area.

    Intertitle reads: "ARMED FORCES WEEK".
    Various shots of the public having fun at an open day at Andrews Airforce Base (in Maryland, United States of America). Children climb over tanks. A girl slides down the jump tower. Children dressed in combat helmets and life jackets pour out of a landing craft.

    Two 'Blue Angel' planes fly past; one is upside down. Ground level ejection is demonstrated as a pilot is shot out of his seat as a plane moves along the runway - good footage of ejector seat in action. He drifts to earth in a parachute. Crowds of people watch the display. A man with rocket equipment strapped to his back takes off and flies through the air for a short distance before coming back down to ground.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1725.05
    Media URN:
    53566
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:27:00 / 01:07:06:00
    Canister:
    62/41

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