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    Gdynia, Poland.

    GV. From H.M.S. Glasgow as she enters Gdynia Harbour - sailors on deck in foreground, & nearer shot. STV. Crew of H.M.S. Glasgow lined up on deck. SV. Naval guns from H.M.S. Glasgow firing salute. SV. Sailors loading gun. CU. Naval gun firing. AS. Captain Peter Dawnay and officer looking out from bridge. GV. "Glasgow" entering "French Quay" in Awanport. SV. Polish people watching from quayside as ship steams in. GV. Polish guard of honour lined up on quayside as H.M.S. Glasgow still entering dock. SV. Crowds watching on quayside. SV. People watching from quayside. CU. Two sailors smiling from H.M.S. Glasgow. LV. Raising the Union Jack over the quayside buildings. SV. Polish people watching. SV. Crew of H.M.S. Glasgow marching away from quayside. GBV. Crew of Glasgow marching to and entering the Holy Trinity Church in Oliva, pan up to church. SV. Sailors entering church. AS. Wooden carving over doorway. GV. Interior, sailors from the Glasgow assembled in church listening to an organ recital. SV. Sailors grouped around organist who is playing. CU. Polish organist playing. GV. Crew listening to organ recital. SV. Group of sailors and officers looking around in church. CU. Stain glassed windows. GV. Main street and buildings in Gdynia. This street has been completely rebuilt since the bombing of Poland. SV. Polish people walking past British sailors who are on their way to buy ice-creams. SV. British sailors walking up to ice cream stall in street. CU. Polish girl serving out ice-cream to sailors. SV. Two British sailors making friends with a small child in a pram wearing a sailor's hat. CU. British sailors eating ice-cream. SCU. The mother of the small child trying to console him from crying, watched by British sailors. SV. Group of British sailors talking to Polish chimney sweep wearing top hat (it is now raining). CU. Sweep wearing top hat. LV. British sailors accompanied by a Pole walking towards the bombed parts of Gdynia. This section has yet to be built. SV. Three British sailors and a Pole. GV. Bombed buildings. BV. Sailors walking through the ruins. SV. Pan, bombed buildings.

    GV. Wester-Platte memorial. At this spot the first shots of the war were fired by the Germans against Poland at 4 a.m. on the 1st September 1939, and two hundred and fifty Polish troops held out against five thousand German troops for six days. SV. Polish sailors at the present arms. SV. Captain Dawnay of H.M.S. Glasgow and Lieutenant Colonel of Polish General Staff walk up to the memorial. SV. British marines at the present arms. SV. Captain Dawnay laying wreath. He lays it, steps back and salutes. CU. Wreath. SCU. Captain Dawnay and the Polish Lieutenant saluting. SV. Polish troops bring their rifles down to their sides. SV. British Marines slope arms. SV. Wreath, pan up to Wester-Platte memorial.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene J.)

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    01:44:00:00 / 01:46:49:00
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    Travel & Exploration War & Revolution
    Navy (Ep.4) Polish Churches
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Comments (1)

  1. Sparker says

    I was an Ordinary Telegraphist on HMS Glasgow when it made this historic visit - the first British warship to visit Poland after WWII.

    Peter Dawnay was an excellent skipper, and impressed the local 'top brass' with the way he brought her alongside.

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