German anti-aircraft gun crews in action during World War II.
Germany Date:1940 Duration:1 min 22 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Scene opens showing German soldiers at an anti-aircraft battery standing near a large horn (possibly an acoustic tracking device) as they scan the skies with binoculars looking for Allied aircraft, early in World War 2. One soldier rotates a 1-meter-base range-finder mounted on his helmet. View shifts to German gun crew viewed from above, looking down the barrel of their 12.8 cm Flak 40 gun.The crew elevates the gun barrel, preparing to fire. Next a German gun crew operates their anti-aircraft gun from a well sandbagged position. Closeup of one gunner loading a shell. A soldier with range finder working with smaller gun crew. Closeup of soldier pointing toward enemy (Allied) aircraft. Sound of gun batteries firing and views of aircraft struck and descending on fire. It crashes into countryside. Closeup of crash site, with smoke rising and debris from aircraft scattered about. Momentary glimpse of soldiers marching along a country road. Gun crew firing 12.8 Flak 40, and muffled sounds of gunfire accompanying views of black flak puffs in the sky. View from an aircraft strafing a railroad train and striking the locomotive.
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