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Britain's Paratroops

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Description "A film about Britain's parachute troops, showing the training of this most modern branch of the Army, is coming out from London shortly. Specially produced for overseas viewers, Paratroops first shows the recruits jumping off high platforms and swinging from great heights to overcome dizziness. It then describes their training from the first practice jump out of a carrier attached to a balloon up to the actual leap from troop-carrying planes. The men land. Their parachutes are unstrapped. They get to work. Bridges blow up. Oil supplies blaze. It is a thrilling story, graphically done." (Bay of Plenty Beacon, Volume 6, Issue 8, 25 September 1942, Page 2.)

Creator Great Britain. Ministry of Information
Contributor Bob Considine: reporter
Date Issued 1942
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 08:56
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.K.
Geographic Coverage England