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Skarper02 Jan 2019 2:23 p.m. PST

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Old but I hadn't seen it before.

Mr Jones02 Jan 2019 4:00 p.m. PST

Excellent, nice find.

wrgmr102 Jan 2019 7:02 p.m. PST

Yes, great find. I've seen shorts of this, and stills as well.

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2019 9:49 p.m. PST

I liked the "Wot? No engines" graffiti.
By the way. What did glider pilots do after landing?

4DJones03 Jan 2019 2:42 a.m. PST

Gilder pilots became infantry after landing. There was a Gilder Pilot Regiment.

At around about 8.20+ in the footage, I thought I saw someone falling through sky with an unopened 'chute. Would anyone with better eyes like to confirm?

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2019 7:45 a.m. PST

Gilder pilots became infantry after landing. There was a Gilder Pilot Regiment.

For the Commonwealth yes. For the US there were really no set combat plans with glider pilots usually joining up with the troops if for nothing else survival.

Windy Miller03 Jan 2019 8:35 a.m. PST

[At around about 8.20+ in the footage, I thought I saw someone falling through sky with an unopened 'chute. Would anyone with better eyes like to confirm?]

There was definitely something plummeting, I think (or rather hope) that it was a supply drop.

MechanicalHorizon03 Jan 2019 11:58 a.m. PST

Nice choice of music.

wrgmr103 Jan 2019 1:14 p.m. PST

Windy Miller, looks like a supply drop. Troops were in sticks of 18, there's not not that many being dropped and they and are not directly one after the other.
JFI, the British did not issue a spare chute, saving 100 pds per man.
The Americans issued them.

Skarper05 Jan 2019 9:21 p.m. PST

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This is very interesting too.

Skarper13 Jan 2019 12:17 a.m. PST

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Old and very jingoistic commentary but some footage I had not seen before.

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