Coastal Defence Exercises In South Africa 1939

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
The great politician and orator Winston Churchill left behind a sea of humourous quips and discerning quotes. We remember some of his finest epigrams and witty ripostes.
Churchill
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope

Related Videos

Hide
Reclaiming The Beach At Durban

Reclaiming The Beach At Durban

Portable breakwater at Durban beech cuts the current and saves the sand.

Gels And Shells

Gels And Shells

Good item showing South African women making shells in a munitions factory.

Dakar Today

Dakar Today

A new military airport is constructed in Dakar & Senegal's soldiers leaving for the battle zone.

The Engineers Need Men

The Engineers Need Men

South African sappers build a bridge in Johannesburg's as a demonstration of their skills.

Experimental House Is Over 90% South African

Experimental House Is Over 90% South African

Various shots of the building of a house from almost entirely South African materials.

South African Sanctuary For Polish Refugees Aka South Africa Provides Sanctuary

South African Sanctuary For Polish Refugees Aka South Africa Provides Sanctuary

South African newsreel story about refugee camp for Polish children in South Africa.

South African Horses In Army

South African Horses In Army

South African newsreel item about horses being used in the army.

Grand Magazine Explodes S. Africa

Grand Magazine Explodes S. Africa

South African newsreel item about explosion at Pretoria grand magazine and munitions factory.

August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
As the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings approach, Pathe looks at 10 facts about the largest seaborne invasion in history.
dday
On 6 June 1944, the invasion of Normandy began. British Pathé newsreels documented every stage of the liberation of Europe. This is the definitive collection.
D-DAY_GREATEST_COMBINED_OPERATION_IN_WORLDS_HISTORY_1360_03_3451.jpg
Over its history, the Pathe cameras filmed a number of people who had committed heinous crimes. So in no particular order, these images show ten faces of truly evil men and women.
Himmler
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Vertigo
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald
As two weeks of football mania get underway, we take a look at some fun facts from the 1966 World Cup.
world cup