• Short Summary

    US and South African bombers seen on missions in the Middle East.

  • Description

    Titles read: "WINGS OVER EGYPT".

    Middle East.

    Various shots of American B25 (or Mitchell) bombers taking off from a desert airport. They have American crews but work in close co-operation with the RAF.

    Air to air shots of the formation of aircraft, joining up with South African piloted Bostons on a combined raid. Several shots of bombs falling and explosions in the sand below.

    At an aerodrome we see men shaving and washing with water contained in their tin hats while two others unload small goods from a truck.

    Aerial shots of Bostons, Baltimores and fighter escorts take off with long plumes of sand behind them and fly in formation over the desert towards Cairo. Aircraft formations flying over Cairo, Nile Delta and Alexandria.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1342.17
    Media URN:
    44305
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:03:00 / 01:23:06:00
    Canister:
    42/89

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