• 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:
    VLVA9NUFI3N2DW4V89ZNBEK4655D1
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NUFI3N2DW4V89ZNBEK4655D1
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:08:00
    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

    No sound on this clip. At 1m 5s MTB 44 is shown, with officers and crew making ready to leave harbour. Commanding Officer of this boat in the Channel Dash action of 12th February 1942 was Australian Sub-Lieutenant R F Saunders. Then Motor Gun Boat 43 is shown moving across the harbour, followed by some shots on board of the gunner with twin Vickers 0.5in guns in Mk V power-operated turret. Then action shots of MTBs and MGBs manoeuvring at speed inside Dover Harbour.

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