Item showing parachute school in France. Good shots of training.
Unissued / Unused material.
Parachute school. Pau, France.
CU's girls folding a parachute ready for use. Various shots General Demetz of the Parachute Corps receiving his promotion before ranks of paratroops. Good CU paratrooper. MS parachutists marching past. CU as Demetz salutes. Various good shots of the different stages of training. They are seen learning how to fall, jumping from various heights and being lowered from a high structure etc. CU paratroops leaving plane one by one in quick succession taken from inside plane. Various shots paratroops entering plane and plane taking off. Various shots troops fastening on their 'chutes. MS training. MS troops inside plane. Exterior LS as they leave plane.
Cataloguer's note: There seems to be footage from another story mixed in with this one, it shows fighting with tanks guns etc. and Field Marshal Montgomery looking at reels of film .