STK-ID 33695

[Title] The beginning of the end: PAN over field full of Horsa gliders. Shot of men loading gliders with equipment, legends on fuselages "Arnhem Avenger, WOT? No Engines?". Shots of briefing. Shot of landing barges being loaded onto trucks at seaport and driven over country roads towards Rhine River. Shots of General Dwight D Eisenhower and Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery overlooking operations. Shots of Royal Air Force planes. AERIAL SHOTs of bombs bursting far below. Similar shot during night raid. Brief shot of heavy guns firing. Sequence on Winston Churchill visiting troops. Sequence on amphibian vehicles taking to the water, tanks being ferried across stream. AIR TO AIR SHOT of Typhoon fighters, gun camera shot of rocket attack. Shots of Churchill visiting American front. GROUND TO AIR and AIR TO AIR SHOTs of squadrons of aircraft, transports, troop planes dropping paratroops. HALS of parachutes floating down. GROUND TO AIR LS of transport plane crashing, blowing up beyond group of buildings. Sequence on glider flight, tow plane from glider, pilot releasing tow rope. AIR TO AIR SHOT of gliders heading down. Ground level shot of gliders landing, one crashing. Shots of Field Marshal Montgomery and Churchill in front of tent.


Excerpt from
War News
Germany (Deutschland)
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486