• Short Summary

    Britain foils Nazi plans by taking over or destroying most of French navy.

  • Description

    Plymouth, England: LV Surcouf in harbour. SV Showing 8" guns on Surcouf and conning tower. GV French ships lined up in British harbour. SFV Destroyers lined up in harbour 'A 11' & 'A 12' on side of two. Pan along two destroyers. Pan up from British sailors in boat to destroyer. SV Cruisers and destroyers at quayside. LV & CU French sailors coming off battleship flying Tricolour. GV Steel helmeted British sailors on guard. LV & SV French sailors along quayside. LV French battleship Bretagne class flying Tricolour. SV & CU British sailors on board French ship.

    Good Scenes: SV pan of the battleship 'Paris' Pan down superstructure of Paris. SV Tricolour at stern. SV patrol chaser. CU number 'X 83' on destroyer. GV destroyer X 83 (Magodor class) Two SVs pan along deck of X 83.. showing sailors. SV French sailors walking along quayside. SV pan down superstructure of destroyer. GV superstructure of destroyer. SV French sailors laughing and doing 'thumbs up! Elev V. of bows of submarine 'Surcouf'. Closer Elev. V and two Elev. Vs of bows of submarine 'Surcouf' showing armament. SV 8" gun on Surcouf. SV Pan sailors with life-jackets on deck of destroyer. SV sailors on deck, of destroyer. CU Naval officer. SV & Pan two guns on destroyer.

    Navy - Active; France; World War II (Second World War)
    Background: Britain foils Nazi plans by taking over or destroying most of French navy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9TALKHBIEZSXT4GNWTANMP3TW
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TALKHBIEZSXT4GNWTANMP3TW
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1940
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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