STK-ID 27911

Flood aid: MS of Boeing 377 "Stratocruiser" with BOAC markings taxiing slowly past camera in front of the Trans-Canada Airlines building at Steven Sen Airfield, of plane's insignia, words "BOAC-Speedbird". Sequence on men unloading supplies from the transport plane, Red Cross nurse carrying parcel to Red Cross van, pilot and co-pilot watching unloading operations. Sequence on airmen loading bales of blankets from hangar into Royal Canadian Air Force "Northstar" transport plane by means of fork lift truck. Shot of soldiers unloading supplies from amphibious vehicle. Two-shot of officers watching. Shot of flooded street, four soldiers wading, pulling rowboats along, civilian men with them. Cut to amphibious vehicle taking to the water. Shot of words "Canadian Army - Insurance for peace" on side. MS of woman taking water from portable water tank as two children look on. GROUND TO AIR SHOTs of helicopter on survey flight. Sequence on men and women filling sand bags in railroad hopper car, at sand piles. Shot of group of men being taken to the scene. Cut to men and women carrying sand bags, building up dikes. Night sequence of same, many soldiers visible among workers.


Excerpt from
Winnipeg Flood
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio