Footage of US Paratroopers in Tunisia, including shots of troops getting into planes, shots taken from plane of countryside, men jumping from plane, General Eisenhower entering plane and wrecked planes at aerodrome.
SV Douglas transport plane. STV Officer having last word in briefing with men before taking off. CU Men with officer looking at map. SSV Men getting into Douglas Transport plane pan to many more planes on field, last one with stores round it. CU 3 paratroops, one fixing helmet. CU Man fixing helmet. CU Fixing parachute. SV Men dressing. CU One man helping another with parachute. CU Helping man on with parachute. CU Fixing Officer's parachute. SV Douglas plane with propellers turning, taken from open door of another plane. CU Men past and into plane. SCUTV Men getting into plane. Shot from plane as it taxis along ground past other planes and stores on field etc. Shot from window of plane as it taxis along ground past other planes. AV From plane flying over countryside.
CU Men in plane, some have discarded helmets. CU Men in plane. Shot from plane 5 more in air flying nose to tail. CU Pilot in plane. SAV Douglas in air over water. SCU Men in plane looking around. CU Men jumping. AV Low over land. GV Douglas landing on field past other planes. LV Planes landing on field taxiing past other planes., SV Men on ground among kit. LV Men making way to planes. GV Men making way to planes 'LITTLE JIG' nearby. SV Men standing round planes. LV Men standing by plane. SV Men posing in front of plane. CU One of the men. GV Men round plane 'LITTLE JIG' in f-g. SBV Men into plane. SCU Men doing 'V' sign as they get into plane. SV Men getting into plane. CU On plane - 'FATHER TIME'. SV Plane taxiing past other planes. SCU Plane taxiing past camera (BIG JIG') GV Planes on field. LV 4 planes on field, from under wing of plane. LV 2 planes. GV 2 planes moving, 3 men on field.
GV Pan may planes moving in line. CU Officers talking, including Eisenhower. SV Eisenhower standing by plane laughing, then gets into plane. SV Eisenhower looking through window, in plane. SCU Eisenhower looking through window of plane. LV Wrecked plane. CU Wrecked plane. LV Wrecked plane. SV Plane on ground, wrecked shed in b-g. SCU Bits of wrecked planes, another plane in b-g.
World War II; Second World War; Tunisia;
Background: Footage of US Paratroopers in Tunisia, including shots of troops getting into planes, shots taken from plane of countryside, men jumping from plane, General Eisenhower entering plane and wrecked planes at aerodrome.