U.S. flyers who escaped internment in Switzerland, prepare to depart Annecy Airfield, France, in World War II
Annecy France Date:1944 Duration:2 min 49 sec Sound:NO SOUND
An old French woman pushes a hand cart along a road beside Annecy airfield, France. during World War 2. German prisoners of war work removing stone from the airfield. American flyers, who escaped from internment in Switzerland, ride on a truck carrying them along the road behind the woman with her cart. They are dressed in civilian clothes. The German POWs look up as the truck drives past. One of the German prisoners is painting a signal device. The truck of American aviators pulls up to a C-47 transport airplane. They climb down. One of them wearing a German army cap, laughingly gives a Nazi salute, to the amusement of his companions. The Americans watch as a groups of German POWs march past. An officer speaks to the Americans. Meanwhile, German prisoners of war continue to walk past in the foreground, guarded by armed French soldiers. The repatriated flyers are briefed by pilots.
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