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    The Normandie-Niemen squadron was a fighter squadron of the French Air Force. It served on?

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    Seven Free French pilots walking towards and past camera
    French pilots playing chess under wing of plane.
    Close up Free French pilot
    Close up Soviet airman
    Soldiers playing chess
    Close up chess board
    Two men playing chess playing suddenly get up and rush off
    Pilot into plane
    Close up pilot putting helmet on in plane
    Close up pilot in plane talking
    Close up nose of plane with propeller turning
    Chess board being disarranged by wind from propeller
    Spitfire with Russian star on it taxiing off, another plane in foreground
    LOW ANGLE two Spitfires towards and past taking off
    Close up French airman standing by field wireless looking into sky
    GROUND TO AIR two planes in air, one dives away from the other
    Close up French military man (with Russian soldier by his side) at field wireless giving instructions SOT (untranslated)
    Close up French man talking into microphone, who then hands it to Russian who speaks into it SOT (untranslated)
    GROUND TO AIR two planes in air
    GROUND TO AIR planes over camera and past
    GROUND TO AIR GVs planes in air
    Close up Frenchman with wireless set looking up to sky
    GROUND TO AIR plane in air
    LOW ANGLE plane landing
    Background: The Normandie-Niemen squadron was a fighter squadron of the French Air Force. It served on the Eastern Front of the European Theatre of World War II with the 1st Air Army. The regiment is notable for being one of only two air combat units from an Allied western European country to participate on the Eastern Front during World War II. Here Free French and Russian airmen are seen working together together, with planes taking off and seen in air.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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