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Reel Number: 250166-04-P1
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1943
Country: England,France,United Kingdom
TC Begins: 20:22:01
TC Ends: 20:48:50
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk Feature Film re WWII French Resistance (staged) Pt 1 of 3 Main titles. 20:23:13 Clouds dissolve to turning globe, map of France w/ 1943 superimposed, move in on landscape. German soldiers find wrapped bottle of champagne, CU, & perfume (left by British at 20:24:20). 20:24:30 High angle / HA London street scene; woman (Cat) out of taxi & into building. 20:24:44 Interior signing into military building, Cat & Felix meet w/ officer & recruited to train / organize underground in France. 20:26:20 Obstacle course, physical fitness training; target practice, hiking; parachute school, jump from barrage balloon & aircraft. Classroom lessons. 20:28:11 CU woman’s face, man talking & dictation, CU lips, ear. 20:28:40 Viewing relief map; flashlight signaling; antenna; wireless telephone; Morse code / telegraph; setting bombs; explosion; blowing up transformers; studying locomotives. 20:30:11 Montage: leaving estate in two cars w/ luggage; entering factory & punching time clock; telephone switchboard & lines; policeman checking papers, interrogation. 20:30:48 Meeting SOF w/ dialogue re Gestapo having roundup & discussing sending out new team. Fitting French clothing & labels, cover story developed, identity papers issued. 20:32:11 SOF “...you will be dropped by parachute about six miles...” New names Felix & Cat. 20:32:46 Rural manor house & waiting, entering RAF station, to farm house & issued gear & checked pockets etc. Microphotos of targets, money, papers, lethal tablets. Driven to plane, boarding w/ parachutes. 20:36:46 Int. plane, ext. take off & in flight, preparing for drop w/ coffee & sandwiches, hooking static lines, view of ground, jumping & landing w/ parachutes & gear. Cat & Felix meeting, burying equipment. 20:41:32 SOF French w /subtitles: coffee w/ French contact. Railroad station, traveling on train, POV over rails, leave station, walking thru French town in winter sun, past German officer, into house & unpacking in room, view of street; Cat arrives & finds out about her room in house across town. 20:44:26 Cat & boy walk w/ luggage to house & looks around rooms. 20:45:14 Cat w/ headset & using telegraph key; British officer reading message, dictating to secretary. Cat sends message in newspaper to Felix. Felix bicycling out of town & meeting contacts; meets one in front of large poster of Marshal Petain. Sidewalk cafe w/ German military. Papers checked by police on road. Riding on side roads; meeting priest. Continued... WW2; RAF Air Force; Spies; Clandestine; Infiltration; France; 1940s; French Underground; Fiction Film; SOE / Special Operations Executive; NOTE: Harry Ree as Felix & Jacqueline Nearne as Cat had been actual British agents. NOTE: Any continuous 15 minutes or less of entire film 20:22:17 - 21:28:24 sold at per reel rate. Special Operations Executive; SOE; NOTE: Sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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