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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of exercises in Zurich Bay with paratroopers parachuting, helicopters and simulated rescue operations.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.


    Aerial view, Zurich Bay. MS On board plane, paratroopers from the Swiss Air Guard, a separate section of the National Rescue Organisation, trained at Abingdon (United Kingdom) jumping from plane. Ground to air, various shots paratroopers descending and falling into lake to test their special equipment built to withstand icy conditions. Various shots, CU paratroopers swimming and being helped onto police launches.

    Air to air, helicopter in flight with rescue scoop. LS Man thrashing in water by boat. Ground to air, helicopter hovering over lake with net. MS Rescuer dropped into lake. LS Crowds watching from stand. Various shots of casualty being loaded into net, helicopter carrying him away and landing safely on land. Helicopter hovering over lake with ladder, rescuer on ladder taken to land. MS Helicopter crew handling stretcher. MS Rescuer and dog lowered onto landing for simulated rescue of lost person buried in heavy snow. MS Man loaded onto stretcher and winched away by helicopter.

    Note: "Date received" on original document is 30th March 1955.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:24:00 / 01:47:48:00
    UN 2749 B

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