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Title:PREPARATIONS FOR AIRBORNE INVASION OF ITALY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ASY 8-1
Summary: Part of a film showing preparations for the first airborne landings in Italy in 1943.
Description: The film, which uses synchronised sound throughout, shows the loading of Waco gliders with jeeps and equipment followed by briefing of the tug (?) pilots. British airborne troops are shown preparing to board gliders. American and British tug and glider pilots discuss details and the weather. The company commander then drives up and gives a pep talk to the assembled troops before take off.