STK-ID 27188

Allies Push Across the Rhine: AERIAL SHOT of airfield, large number of gliders and tow planes. US paratroops are being briefed, checking their equipment, enplaning. Shots of transports taking off. GROUND TO AIR shot of sky full of planes. Cut to interior as paratroopers jump. Shot of sky full of planes and descending parachutes. GROUND TO AIR shot of falling transport. Cut to it hitting the ground beyond some buildings, exploding. Sequence on US Waco gliders taking off, on British Horsa gliders being loaded, taking off. Views from inside glider cockpit, from tail of plane during take-off, from Highover gliders and tow planes airborne. Various AIR TO AIR shots of glider fleet, of tow planes from cockpit of gliders, of one glider cutting loose. Cut to it, a Horsa, landing. Dim LS of one glider crashing. Sequence showing man loading supplies into Liberator bombers, bomber taking off, airborne, dumping parachute supplies. Cut to AERIAL SHOT of hundreds of parachutes dotting landscape. Sequence on moving of landing craft, CUs of supplies, to Rhine, on crossing of Rhine by amphibians, on pontoon-bridge. Shots of German prisoners being ferried across the Rhine. Short sequence on Winston Churchill boating across the Rhine in company with US soldiers and British officers. Shot of Winston Churchill and General Dwight D Eisenhower chatting.


Excerpt from
War News
Rhine River
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486