• Short Summary

    American air forces bomb Romanian oil fields held by Hitler and the Nazis.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: U.S. BOMB THIRD OF HITLER'S OIL

    NORTH AFRICA:
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    Major General Lewis Brereton addressing bomber crews
    Crews listening to Brereton
    LOW ANGLE side view Brereton speaking to airmen
    GRAPHIC map showing Ploesti oilfields, Romania and oil lines to Germany, and route of bombers from North Africa to Rumania
    American Liberator bombers on airfield taxiing away
    Liberators taking off
    GROUND TO AIR bombers in air flying over aerodrome
    AERIALs (AIR VIEWs) Liberator flying over coastline

    INT PLANE
    Close up pilot flying plane

    ROMANIA: Ploesti:
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    AERIALs (AIR VIEWs) from plane flying over countryside near target
    AERIAL (AIR VIEW) TRACKING SHOT from plane flying over oil derricks and storage tanks
    AERIAL (AIR VIEW) from plane of incendiaries being thrown out of plane
    AERIAL (AIR VIEW) three Liberators in air
    AERIAL (AIR VIEW) TRACKING SHOT from plane flying low over target through smoke
    AERIAL (AIR VIEW) from Liberator showing machine gun firing and oil tanks ablaze

    NORTH AFRICA:
    AERIAL (AIR VIEW) TRACKING SHOT three planes in air
    AERIALs (AIR VIEWs) low-flying planes on way back from mission
    Liberators returning to aerodrome flying low over tower
    Liberator taxiing in
    Close up showing hole in damaged bomber
    Close up showing damage under nose of plane
    Liberators sitting at aerodrome

    Air Raids and War Damage; Airforce - Active; Americans; Romania
    Background: American air forces bomb Romanian oil fields held by Hitler and the Nazis.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8UEMEDSQMRI1PUP2P7G81EAUP
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UEMEDSQMRI1PUP2P7G81EAUP
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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