American flyers who escaped from Swiss internment during World War II
Annecy France Date:1944 Duration:3 min 47 sec Sound:NO SOUND
view of a building in Annecy, France, during World War 2. Flags of Britain, Soviet Union, United States, and Poland displayed together. A busy street with many bicyclists. A truck driving on a road carrying a group of American flyers who have escaped internment in Switzerland. The flyers, in civilian clothes, smile and wave at the camera from the back of the truck. Change of scene to front view of the truck arriving at Annecy airfield. some flyers are riding on the fenders and running boards of the truck. view of German prisoners of war clearing stones from a field near the airfield runway. A C-47 transport aircraft landing on the field, in background. The German POWs pose for the camera. Cyclists on a dirt road near the airfield, pause to watch a C-47 taking off. Children on bicycles wave to the camera. View again, of German prisoners clearing stones from the field. Local children looking to the sky for airplanes.
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