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WW2 RAF Bomber Assault, "Bostons Hit Valenciennes," etc, 08/23/1943


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Naval Photographic Center film #8342.  2 silent RAF GSAP films: "Bostons Hit Valenciennes," and  "Daylight Assaults Over Europe, Bomber Command Attacks Rennes And Abbeville" 

National Archives description "1) GV Ground taken from a low flying plane.2) CV Formation shots of low flying A-20s. (British planes.)3) GV Small towns and cities as taken from one of the planes.4) AV Bombs exploding on industrial targets. Much smoke.5) GV Huge columns of smoke arising from bomb targets.6) Title: DAYLIGHT ASSAULT GROUPS OVER RUROPE. BOMBER ATTACKS ON RENNRS AND ABBEVILLE.7) LS Three A-20s taking off in formstion. (Somewhat hazy.)8) GV Formations of A-20s with Spicfire escorte.9) AV Looking straight down, showing bombs falling towards target. Also showing explosions of bombs on target.10) MS British crewmen and officers standing out on the field watching returning planes.11) GV Crew members coming from parked planes.12) GV Formations of low flying British A-20s.13) GV Ground as it passes underneath low flying planes showing trees, fields, and buildings. 

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