• 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:
    VLVADA8RXKUDC8LTKXFEKJ6MODD9K
    Media URN:
    VLVADA8RXKUDC8LTKXFEKJ6MODD9K
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:14:00
    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 vessel shown numbered 122 is a launch rather than a torpedo boat.
    Fist speaker is possibly Australian Sub-Lieutenant R F Saunders, speaking about the action of the Channel Dash on 12th February 1942. He commanded MTB 44 of the 6th MTB Flotilla.
    Note the naval position of his hands, in tunic pockets with thumbs outside!
    At 2m 59s a good shot of MTB 219, which was commanded at that time by Sub-Lieutenant Mark Arnold-Forster.

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