STK-ID 9678

Two-shots of major general HS Penhale, General Officer Commanding of Western Army Command and air vice marshal Hugh Campbell, Air Force Officer Commanding of Northwest Air Command. Single shot of the two men. HALS and closer shot of Penhale briefing officers of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry. Two shots of men of the PPCLI packing gear in paratrooper's packs. Shots of men loading Jeeps into air transport plane, intercut with shot of troop glider being towed by Jeep. Shot of loading taking place at Grande Prairie base, air crew walking to Mitchell bomber. Shots of bomber revving up engines, taxiing and taking off past camera. Two shots of early radar antenna turning slowly. Shot of pilot boarding Mustang fighter, starting engine and taxiing off. Sequence on paratroopers assisting one another with their gear. CUs of faces, of men boarding aircraft. Scratched shots of paratroopers jumping, gliding down from two Dakota transports. ELSs of same (no scratches). ELS of men touching down in field. FOLLOW MLS of one of two troops carrying gliders touching down. Cut to nose opening, Jeep coming out. Side shot of men racing out of glider and into wheat field. Sequence on men moving in wheat field, racing past camera on Saint John airport grounds. Cut to two referees watching. HAS of airport building. Shot of PPCLI troops "fighting" to recapture airport building. Shots of men pretending to fire with submachine guns and machine guns. Shots of large number of transports. Cut to two Dakotas taxiing past camera. MS of men unloading equipment. Rear HAS of personnel sitting on ground to hear criticism and reports of the referees. Side and front shots of assembled officers listening, ofplatform, Air Vice Marshal Campbell speaking first, then general Penhale. (12/08/1949)


Excerpt from
Exercise Eagle
Fort Saint John, Grande Prairie
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080