NATO relief efforts during disastrous floods in Netherlands.Supplies being airlifted and dropped over flood region
Netherlands Date:1953, February Duration:30 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Contingents of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces collaborate to provide relief to towns suffering from disastrous floods in the Netherlands. Relief supplies are trucked to a waiting Italian Air Force Savoia-Marchetti SM.82 trimotor transport aircraft. Italian aviators stand beside the aircraft. The relief supplies are in flat wooden boxes. "Croce-Rossa-Italiana" is written on several of the boxes. Warehouse (hangar) filled with supplies and military personnel preparing them for airlift. Two American fliers consult with another NATO officer about relief airlift mission. A United States Air Force C-119 cargo plane taxis for takeoff. View from open rear cargo door as it lifts off from the runway. U.S. Air Force crewmen push relief supplies out the open rear cargo hatch. Supplies drop by parachute onto town and surroundings. Flooded areas seen in background.
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