BELGIAN PARATROOPS. Scenes include: Paratroops being woken up in morning: Receiving and eating breakfast: Gymnastics:?
GB Bugler sounding reveille in front of Belgium Paratroops H.Q. by Belgian flag. CU Bugler. LV Int. Paratroops being wakened out of bunks. SV Paratroops getting man out of bunk. LV Men getting out of bunks. SV Man sitting up in bunk stretching and yawning. LV Men out of bunks... slip pan to... LV Pan paratroops walking over to wash house. SV Men washing, one washing another's back. CU Man washing hair. SV Three men washing under shower ... slip pan to ... SV Pan men preparing breakfast in kitchen. SV Pouring tea into bucket. SV Putting slices of bacon into dish. SV Cook frying liver on stove. CU Cook frying liver on stove. CU Bugler calling men for breakfast. LV Men receiving food as they pass thru kitchen (cafeteria) SV Men receiving food. SV Men receiving mugs of tea. Travel shot: Men seated at tables eating breakfast. CU Type eating and drinks tea. CU Type eating food from army can. Side View: Another type eating food. slip pan to... SFV Men jumping over vaulting horse. SSV Men jumping over vaulting horse Angle shot: Men running towards falling and tumbling over. SV Man on horizontal bar, swinging over and over. LV Man on horizontal bar... slip pan to ... TV Men learning un-armed combat tricks. SV Instructor grabbing man from back. GV Pan paratroops learning un-armed combat.. slip pan to... LV Men climbing over wooden bars... slip pan to... SV paratroop pulling himself along rope slung from tree to tree. CU Paratroops pulling himself along rope from tree to tree. LV Paratroop fixing rope round his waist and wading into river.
LV Paratroop swimming across river with rope. SV Climbing onto bank of river. SV Paratroop tying rope round tree. GV Paratroops entering river holding onto rope. SV Men swimming across river holding onto rope. CU Climbing onto bank of river. GAG SHOT: Paratroop putting on steel helmet full of water. GV Men (Int) getting drinks from bar. SV Sgt. and Sgt. Major at bar chatting. CU Sgt. Major drinks glass of beer. GV Pan Sgts' Mess. SV Man playing ukelele. Angle Shot: Men playing cards at table. SCU Men playing cards. GV Int. classroom. Instructor demonstrating how to use Sten gun. TV Instructor with Sten gun. SV Group of paratroops watching instructor. CU Type watching. SV Instructor demonstrates Sten gun and then hands Sten gun to paratroop... slip pan to... LV Testing man for physical fitness by making him step up and down a block.
CU Side View: Man stepping up and down block. BV Man stepping up and down block with heavy pack on hi back. CU Feet up and down block. SV Taking pack off man's back. SV Medical Officer examining condition of man, testing heart. CU Testing man's heart he then gets up. Pan shot: Ext. Paratroops swinging on rope. GV Swinging on rope... slip pan to... LV Man down chute and tumbles over on ground... slip pan to... GV Men practising small jump through hole in platform. CU Two men dropping through hole in platform. Angle shot: From underneath platform, men jumping through. SV Two men fixing parachute harness on to paratroop. LV Men pulling paratroop along ground in harness. GV Paratroops running across field to grab containers; SV Men running to container. CU Men grabbing guns etc. from container.
GV Men running cross field under fire. SV Bren gunners firing for covering fire. CU Bren gunner firing. CU Barrel of gun firing. GFV Paratroop running across field. SV Paratroop throwing hand grenade. SV Explosion. Shot showing smoke shell falling to ground. CU Smoke shell on ground. LV Small explosion on roof of farm building. LV Pan paratroops running through smoke screen and past farm building. GV Paratroops in field at ease after maneouvres. SCU Paratroop lighting his pipe. CU Paratroop lighting cigarette. CU Paratroop looking hot and wiping brow. SFV Paratroops marching towards and past back to camp. SSV Pan men marching back pan to BV men marching past Guard. CU Men marching past guard into camp. GV Men marching in front of H.Q. and come to attention. Side View: Men sloping arms for dismiss. CU Men presenting arms (Belgian way for presenting arms). LV Paratroops dismiss. CU Bugler. SV Bugler in front of H.Q. pan up to CU Belgium flag.
GOOD SCENES. CU Parachute rolling round and round in front of camera. LV Pan men at ease in field after manoeuvres.
CU Belgian flag.
CENSORED SCENES. SCU 2 paratroops firing a mortar gun.
Background: BELGIAN PARATROOPS. Scenes include: Paratroops being woken up in morning: Receiving and eating breakfast: Gymnastics: Un-armed combat training: Off-duty hours: Tuition: Men and manoeuvres and at ease at end.