American flyers repatriated from internment in Switzerland, depart on C-47 aircraft from Annecy France, in World War II
Annecy France Date:1944 Duration:2 min 56 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Repatriated American flyers depart Annecy, France, during World War 2. French civilians walking and cycling along a path beside the airfield, at Annecy, France, are blown by the propwash from a taxiing U.S. Army Air Forces C-47 aircraft. Image of the Hotel des Alpes, overlooking Lake Annecy, Glion, s/Montreux, Switzerland, and image of the flag of Graubunden Canton, Switzerland. (These are souvenirs from places where American flyers were interned.) Repatriated American flyers climbing aboard a C-47 at the airfield. The C-47 taking off. More repatriated flyers gathered on the airfield grass, waiting to board another airplane. A person chasing a sheep and lamb near the group. German prisoners of war, pause from their task of clearing stones from the airfield, to watch a c-47 taking off. Children,and several adults, on the path beside the airfield, are blown by the propwash from a C-47's propellers, as it taxis. Some of the boys lie down to minimize the effect, while they watch. The German POWs resume work clearing stones, as a C-47 takes off in the background. The German prisoners pause and pose for the camera.
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