An original german paratroop film depicting the world's first capture of a fortified area (the bridges near the town of Moedijk, Holland) by airborne troops. This particular version is a classified 1940 US Army Intelligence print with commentary dubbed into English. Germany, 1940, B&W, 18 minutes.
Plus: GERMAN INVASION OF CRETE: A complete German newsreel segment showing Operation Mercury, the airborne capture of the British-held island of Crete by some 22,000 parachute, gliderborne and mountain troops. Also with commentary dubbed into English. Germany, 1941, B&W, 11 minutes.
Plus: KNOW YOUR ENEMY: AIRBORNE TROOPS: This British Army training film also examines captured German footage of the airborne invasion of Crete via photographs, illustrations and still frames from actual motion pictures, showing the types of equipment and weapons the Germans used on this historic invasion. Also explained are ways to destroy airborne troops when they are most vulnerable: while they are in the air and as soon as they have landed. United Kingdom, 1941, B&W, 20 minutes.
Plus: BRITISH COMMANDO RAID: NORWAY 1941: A British newsreel showing the successful landings on Vaagso and Maaloy by 600 troops on December 27th, 1941. Fish factories and radio stations are targets. United Kingdom, 1941, B&W, 12 minutes.
All four films on one videocassette, total running time 61 minutes.
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)