• Short Summary

    US Squadron of Flying Fortresses Raid Enemy Territory.

  • Description

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    Travel shot Fortresses lined up on ground ... IN ROLL NO. 12263

    Fortresses lined up on ground ... IN ROLL NO. 11504

    AIR VIEW Eight Fortresses ... IN ROLL NO. 9706

    AIR VIEW Fortresses over mountains and trees ... IN ROLL NO. 9706

    Shot from plane of Fortresses in air ... IN ROLL NO. 9706 G.S.

    Fortress taxiis past picture showing long line of Fortresses / name "BIRMINGHAM BLITZKRIEG" pan to crew working on engines / two men working on engine / name "BABY DOLL" pan to crews cycling to briefing hut

    Bikes on ground pan up to BV crews entering hut / sign "COMBAT CREWS ONLY" pan down to crews seated in hut / American officer talking / US airmen types / sign and 'JOHNNY' on uniform pan up to type / RAF gunner speaks

    Trail of bombs arriving at Fortress / Dice and "SHOOT! YOUR FADED" on Fortress track back to men watching machine gun being checked over

    Interior of Fortress / two men checking over machine gun / Underneath shot mechanic loading machine gun under fuselage / machine gun under fuselage firing / petrol lorry with "GASOLINE. AIR CORPS U.S. ARMY" on it pan to bombs being prepared in front of Fortress

    Underneath plane men pushing bombs under bomb carrier for loading / bombs being loaded by men / pilots break away from group and walk to Fortresses / pilot climbing on the wing of Fortress / member of crew opening door and getting in Fortress / crew walking to Fortress, get in close door pan to window removed revealing machine gun

    Man pushing machine gun out of window / bomb site carried by bombardier, under armed guard being escorted to Fortress and helped into Fortress / Armed guard help bombardier into Fortress / pilot give O.K. and closes window / Four U.S.officers in foreground watching Fortress take off / Bomber takes off

    US officers in foreground, Fortress taking off / crews with bikes waving / Shot looking into air BV nine Fortresses in formation / Fortresses flying in formation and flying over enemy territory / Interior shot of Fortress, two men at machine gun / bomb doors opening and bombs falling from Fortress / explosions on ground / seven Fortresses / AIR VIEW bombs falling and explosions on target / smoke pouring from Fortress
    Background: US Squadron of Flying Fortresses Raid Enemy Territory.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA42LFB05CCQNK02H0W3DJA63UT
    Media URN:
    VLVA42LFB05CCQNK02H0W3DJA63UT
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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