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COMMANDOS RAID NORWAY - 05/01/1942

Lengthy titles explain that in view of the frequency and increasing importance of British raids on Norway, we are about to see a complete reel of the Commandos' raid on Vaagso and Maaloy. The pictorial record of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's visit to the US has been held until the next issue. Main title reads: "COMMANDOS RAID NORWAY".

Warship pulls up anchor. Naval and military Commanders check last minute plans. General view of waves breaking over the bow of the ship. M/S of 'The Mad Major', Major Churchill playing bagpipes on the deck of a ship. Various shots of Commandos below decks, playing cards, sleeping and priming their grenades. RAF planes fly overhead.

C/U of a map of the Vaagso and Maaloy Islands just off Norway. L/S of a battleship on the horizon at sunset. Commandos wait on the ship for the order to attack as we hear the sound of a clock ticking. When it comes they ma

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