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German airforce bomber attacks

Film | Accession Number: 2002.189.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3644 | Film ID: 2583

VS, German bomber airplane on an airstrip, with Nazi insignia and other markings of the German airforce. VS, mechanics and crew loading bombs onto plane. MS, a military official demonstrates plan of attack to crew using a map. Low angle shot of the belly of the plane closing once ammunition and supplies are on board. CU, night time, propellers of the airplanes, moves out to MLS, plane visible on the runway, preparing for flight. MS, crew members board plane, they shake hands with man who remains on the ground. LS, airplane takes flight. VS, from POV of crew members inside the plane, clouds, ocean, etc. MS, crew member inside the plane, then inside the cockpit, then recording information in paper log. CU, pilot with his hands on controls. More EXT shots of plane flying over ocean intercut with scenes from the cockpit. Crews spot an enemy plane ahead, prepare guns for counter attack. VS of air squadron, cut to INT, CU, crew aims at enemy ships in water below. Plane drops bombs on ships. VS of ensuing battle. Soldiers sending messages in Morse code. Pilot in cockpit eating and smiling after attack, another crew member eating a piece of fruit on board the plane. The plane lands, mission is complete. Crew disembarks, smiles, hand shakes, etc. Soldier painting marks on side of plane on airstrip, it reads: "Narvik: IIIIIIIIII; England: IIIIIIIIIIIIII" The lines signify the number of successful air strikes against enemy ships.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Steven Zabin
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:48
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