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original footage "Bodenplatte"

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Basically same footage in Pathé newsreel.

 

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Overall a fair portrayal of the events but much of the footage is staged or taken from other occasions. I suspect only the shots of damage at the airfields is actually from New Year's Day.   Also the RAF Regiment never operated 3.7inch AA to the best of my knowledge: those are army guns operating from fixed positions. They should have shown 40mm Bofors.

 

Fairly typical Allied propaganda stuff - broadly correct but should not be assumed to be actually showing the events discussed.

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Not sure if this is posted, and I am sure most have watched it. Makes me hyped even more more Bodenplatte.

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Not sure if this is posted, and I am sure most have watched it. Makes me hyped even more more Bodenplatte.

 

That was fun.  It may not be 100%accurate in the details but it was fun.

 

Those LW airfields were abysmal.  I wonder how many aircraft did not actually manage to get off.

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Those LW airfields were abysmal.  I wonder how many aircraft did not actually manage to get off.

 

Seeing that FW-190 nearly nosing over is quite impressive :o:

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Overall a fair portrayal of the events but much of the footage is staged or taken from other occasions. I suspect only the shots of damage at the airfields is actually from New Year's Day.   Also the RAF Regiment never operated 3.7inch AA to the best of my knowledge: those are army guns operating from fixed positions. They should have shown 40mm Bofors.

 

Fairly typical Allied propaganda stuff - broadly correct but should not be assumed to be actually showing the events discussed.

 

Actually,  more then a couple of shots match some stuff I've seen in the manrho/Putz book on operation Bodenplatte.

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Actually,  more then a couple of shots match some stuff I've seen in the manrho/Putz book on operation Bodenplatte.

 

I have that book too. The parts that match are the shots of the damaged airfields - there is quite a lot of that. The people shooting on the ground is staged. The gun camera/aerial action stuff is generic. 

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At 2:00 chute killer

 

Not necessarily.  By this stage of the war lots of later allied fighters were equipped with 16mm movie cameras that could be operated independently of the guns.

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Tempests at B80 Volkel at 21 December 1944 (no sound though)

 

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The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney

352nd Fighter Group Home Movie (slightly too early but worth it for the title)

 

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