WW2 South Coast defences

Mackenzie King Visits Se Coast

Mackenzie King Visits Se Coast

The Canadian PM visits gun emplacements and troops in Southern England.

V1 Flying Bombs AKA Banned Pictures Of Flying Bomb Killing Grounds

V1 Flying Bombs AKA Banned Pictures Of Flying Bomb Killing Grounds

Material showing coastal defence guns in action against German flying bombs. England.

Prime Minister At Naval Base

Prime Minister At Naval Base (1940)

Winston Churchill speaks to a gathering of naval men at a South Coast base.

Home Defence Air Exercises

Home Defence Air Exercises (1939)

Footage of the Air Exercises over the South Eastern Coast of Britain.

Naval Parashots

Naval Parashots (1940)

Naval men get training to deal with German parachute attacks.

Prime Minister And General Smuts At Dover

Prime Minister And General Smuts At Dover (1942)

Winston Churchill, General Smuts and Henry Morgenthau visit Dover castle and defences.

After The Raid

After The Raid (1940)

People in English street pick up bits of shrapnel after German bombing raid.

King Inspects Coastal Defences - 1940

King Inspects Coastal Defences - 1940

King Gorge VI inspects men of the Dove patrol.

Raid On S.E. England   AKA Air Raid Over S.E. Coast

Raid On S.E. England AKA Air Raid Over S.E. Coast

Nazi bombers seen during a raid on S.E. England and the some of the aftermath, including shots of the remains of bombers brought down during the raid.

Air Attack On Dover Harbour

Air Attack On Dover Harbour

Dog fights over the English Channel and Scrapheap of smashed German planes.

Ramsgate Deep Shelter - 1940

Ramsgate Deep Shelter - 1940 (1940)

People make themselves comfortable in Ramsgate shelter - former railway tunnel.

Prime Minister Visits Defences

Prime Minister Visits Defences (1940)

Winston Churchill visits Coastal defences in the South and East of England.

Removal Of Bathing Ban At Bournemouth

Removal Of Bathing Ban At Bournemouth (1944)

Coastal defence obstacles removed from Bournemouth beach so people can bath again.

S.E. Coast Air Activity

S.E. Coast Air Activity (1940)

Coastal anti aircraft guns firing and the damage caused to a suburban street by planes that have been shot down.

U.S. Secretary For War In England

U.S. Secretary For War In England (1943)

American Secretary of War Mr Henry Stimson visits England.

Channel Exercises Ships At Sea

Channel Exercises Ships At Sea

Ships at English Channel during exercise.

Arabian Princes Visit Dover

Arabian Princes Visit Dover (1943)

Two Saudi Arabian Princes visit Dover.

Prime Minister And King Peter

Prime Minister And King Peter (1941)

Winston Churchill and King Peter of Yugoslavia inspect coastal defences in Britain.

Coastal Command Activities

Coastal Command Activities (1940)

Planes of the British Coastal Command fly off to spot German intruders.

Defence By Fire

Defence By Fire (1945)

Britain's Coastal defence barriers revealed to public.

Boom Defences

Boom Defences (1940)

Ships lay booms across the mouths of harbours to prevent enemy ships getting through.

Home Defence

Home Defence (1940)

Local Defence Volunteers meet the King , while Coastal Defence Forces getting into training.

Coastal Defences

Coastal Defences (1940)

God item about the great levels of morale in the British Coastal Defence forces.

A. A. Battery Gets A Jerry

A. A. Battery Gets A Jerry (1943)

Antiaircraft Chief presents coastal battery with pieces of German plane they had shot down.

Captured Focke-Wulfe 190

Captured Focke-Wulfe 190 (1942)

A captured Focke-Wulfe 190 aircraft is taken on a test flight by an RAF pilot.

Running The Gauntlet

Running The Gauntlet (1940)

German bombers attack British ships off Dover. Hurricanes go up to see them off.

Gardens And Guns Issue Title Is Side Line

Gardens And Guns Issue Title Is Side Line (1942)

Soldiers based at old fort turn moat into garden, + shots of soldiers manning coastal defences.

Air Drama Off The Coast

Air Drama Off The Coast (1940)

German dive bombers attack a British Convoy off the Kent coast.

Winnie In Action

Winnie In Action (1941)

Big gun in operation at Dover, shelling German vessels and coast of France.

Britain On Guard

Britain On Guard

Britain's coast guard troops on the alert in 1940.

Britain's Answer To E-Boats

Britain's Answer To E-Boats (1942)

A miniature destroyer ship sets out on patrol duties around the British coast.

Britain's Reserve Fleet

Britain's Reserve Fleet (1939)

King George VI reviews the reserve fleet off the coast of Weymouth, Dorset.

Air Raid S.E. Coast

Air Raid S.E. Coast

A parachutist who finishes up in the sea is rescued by a launch and returned to dry land

Grays, Essex

Grays, Essex (1939)

Footage of Lord Mottistone inspecting sea cadets in on the "Warspite" off the Essex coast.

Pathe Gazette Special - Shells Across The Channel

Pathe Gazette Special - Shells Across The Channel (1940)

Germans use long range guns to shoot at allied ships in the Channel.

Archbishop Visits The Fleet

Archbishop Visits The Fleet (1942)

Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr William Temple, visits the Home Fleet.

The Army's Navy

The Army's Navy (1942)

Motorboats of the Royal Army Services Corps go on patrol.