Here's an interesting silent film that comes on a 400' reel, and is silent. It does not have beginning or end titles, but seems complete. It shows how troops in combat can be resupplied by air, using a paradrop system. You will see how canisters are loaded and then dropped and retrieved. These were actually called "Provisions Bombs" (or Versorgungsbomben ). They were carried in bomb racks and released like ordinary bombs, which they resembled in shape. Any bomber aircraft may be expected to drop them on positions where troops have been landed some time previously. The "bomb" is about 6 feet in length and 1½ feet in diameter, having a separate compartment at the end to contain the parachute. On release of the "bomb," this end cap is torn off and the parachute is pulled out. There is no shock absorber. On suitable ground and from a low altitude, "provisions bombs" may be dropped without parachutes. Even ordinary sacks of provisions are so dropped.Very interesting and historic stuff.
See photos, you will see what's in here. Pretty amazing stuff, and it is all in the public domain so you can use it on your website, in documentary films, etc.
Condition: This print is in really good condition. No vinegar odor. See photos to assess film condition. Sold "as is".
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This is a public domain film so you can use it as you please, as stock footage or on your website, etc.
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