Royal Air Force bombs Cologne in Thunderbolt raids.
Full title reads: "PATHE GAZETTE SPECIAL - R.A.F. THUNDERBOLT RAIDS".
Pan with Lancaster bomber taking off at dusk. Close up shot - still of Cologne after heavy bombing raid. Animation picks out special areas of devastation referred to in commentary. Aerial shot over the city of Cologne at night. Flashes are seen as the bombs land and city becomes mass of fires. Raid date was 26th February 1943. Pan along Australian squadron lined up in front of one of the bombers used on the Thunderbolt raid. Close up shot of Wing Commander Gomm as he talks about the raid (natural sound). He is talking about the raid of Berlin. Another pilot talks as well. Pan along squadron lined up in front of and standing along wing span of a Lancaster bomber.
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