STK-ID 37803

Free French Normandie Squadron in Russia: shots of group of French aviators strolling past the camera, of two men playing chess under wing of aircraft. The two men scramble for their planes at the signal, start engines. Chessmen are blown over. An Ilyushin I-26 fighter plane is shown taxiing off past another aircraft. FOLLOW SHOT of two of the I-26s taking off past the camera. GROUND TO AIR shot of two planes flying by, making several passes high up in the sky, intercut with ground shots of Russian and French airmen speaking into microphone, looking up. Shot of one plane landing after making several passes by the camera. Sequence on French and Russian pilots talking over things. Shot of two chess players returning to their game.


Excerpt from
Reportages nº 41
National Film Board
Restriction Information
N, a, r, r, a, t, i, o, n, ;
Available formats
Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486