Allied paratroopers train during World War II, in England
England Date:1944, March 20 Duration:5 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
A film titled 'Paratroopers Maneuver' about the British and U.S. paratroopers training in England during World War 2. Formation of Allied C-47 Skytrain in flight. Paratroopers in aircraft. The paratroopers jump from the aircraft over RAF Ramsbury (USAAF Station 469) in Wiltshire county. The jump master is photographed, by a camera strapped to his chest, as he descends with a cigar in mouth. Men inside the aircraft hookup to static lines. The jump master in descent. A big grin on the jump master's face as the parachute opens. The paratroopers jump,descend and hit ground. The static lines are pulled back into the aircraft. Several paratroopers are pulled by strong breeze across the ground, before they can spill their chutes. One paratrooper being treated for injury suffered from collision with another trooper. Preparations made inside an aircraft to drop supplies. Supplies in parachutes dropped and land on ground. (These shots are taken flying just to the north of Ramsbury village and looking down on the woods and fields that are divided by Hilldrop Lane.) The airdrop of supplies is made by C-47 aircraft. The supplies descend and hit ground. (The C-47 aircraft in low flight formation drop the supplies in fields to the east of Hilldrop Lane just north of Ramsbury.)
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