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Title:FILM OF SERGEANT NAPOLEON STRADIOTTI - A COOK FOR THE 2ND TACTICAL AIR FORCE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ACB 12
Description: Stradiotti puts on his chef's outfit, and is seen checking rations. He opens a tin of evaporated milk with a meat-cleaver; makes pastry and throws it about, man takes it to the oven; airmen help themselves, at a table piled with food (pastries, pies, jam tarts, salad etc); Stradiotti packs his hat and white coat in a kit-bag and puts on a tin hat - as a road convoy leaves, he gives the 'thumbs up' sign. (According to 'Progress Report' story, Stradiotti is an ex-all-in wrestler...)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 318 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary: Sergeant Baker claimed that this item was "shot with the idea of providing a... diverting contrast to the more violent war film material now coming in". No trace of it in the GEN, however.
Technical: print is part of a reel comprising ACB 12 and 13 (total length 567 ft).