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    Titles read: "FROM A NEEDLE TO AN ANCHOR - A STORY OF SUPPLIES FOR OUR NAVY - PATHE GAZETTE EXCLUSIVE PICTURES".

    Various locations of events - somewhere in Britain.

    Several shots of warships at sea. C/U of numerous needles held in somebody's hand. A man inspects some large anchors. Various shots at the Naval Depot Stores, where everything needed for on board ship is kept and doled out to sailors. Women and men work behind the counters, collecting orders and passing them to navy men.

    Elsewhere in the Marine Storehouse, a man stacks hundreds of copper ingots, life belts and mattresses are driven around on trailers by women.

    Various shots in a former cloth mill that has been turned over to the Navy as a stores depot. Men and women stack and sort navy supplies and pick orders. The mill still seems to be producing fabric - we can see it coming off the huge rollers in the background. Hundreds of yards of chains of all different sizes are laid out, inspected and lifted by cranes (outside, but location not specified).

    Hundreds of floats used in minesweepers are stacked at an outdoor location. In a factory, torpedoes are manufactured and tested. Shells are pulled on wagons into "secret magazines far below the ground". Girl workers wearing duffle coats stack the shells. Tracking shot past millions of shells. At another Naval Ordnance Depot men clean and test massive gun barrels.

    Several shots of warships firing their massive guns and torpedoes. Item ends with shot of the White Naval ensign flying.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    43761
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1322.31
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:05:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:34:00 / 01:53:55:00
    Canister:
    42/29
    Sort Number:
    42/029
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    War & Revolution Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    Ordinance Factory Torpedo Testing Minesweepers
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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