• Short Summary

    Shots of Motor Torpedo Boats (MTBs) along dockside, crews, working on deck, testing gun, leaving dock and taking a trip round the harbour and interviews with crew who give firs-hand accounts of battle fought against German ships in the English Channel.

  • Description

    Shots of Motor Torpedo Boats (MTBs) along dockside, crews, working on deck, testing gun, leaving dock and taking a trip round the harbour and interviews with crew who give firs-hand accounts of battle fought against German ships in the English Channel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA17JT1C76P2ARRMWI6ZPGSPHJD
    Media URN:
    VLVA17JT1C76P2ARRMWI6ZPGSPHJD
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    Motor torpedo boat crews recount battle in English Channel Motor torpedo boat crews recount battle in English Channel Motor torpedo boat crews recount battle in English Channel

Comments (1)

  1. MikeAsh says

    First shot is of vessel numbered 122, not an MTB. Then a large contingent of crew on the quayside, probably from several boats. Note differing headgear between ratings and Petty Officers? No sound on this clip so far. Then 7 or more officers stride along the quayside, which is almost certainly Dover in 1942. Many wear Sub-Lieutenants\' sleeve marking in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (the Wavy Navy).
    At 2m 30s there is a good shot of a gunner in a Mk V power-operated mounting for Twin Vickers 0.5in machine guns - range about 500 yards and firing rate of 700 rounds per minute.

    The battle not mentioned in this clip is the Channel Dash action of 12th February 1942

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