• Short Summary

    THE POLISH DESTROYER, BLYSKAWICA, TODAY (FRIDAY) BERTHED AT CHATHAM, IN SOUTH EAST ENGLAND, ON A FOUR-DAY GOODWILL VISIT.

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    THE POLISH DESTROYER, BLYSKAWICA, TODAY (FRIDAY) BERTHED AT CHATHAM, IN SOUTH EAST ENGLAND, ON A FOUR-DAY GOODWILL VISIT.

    BUILT IN BRITAIN IN 1937, THE BLYSKAWICA ESCAPED TO ENGLAND WHEN GERMANY INVADED POLAND IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, AND TOOK PART IN ESCORT DUTY IN BRITISH WATERS.

    LATER, IN THE NORTH SEA, SHE BECAME THE TARGET OF THE WAR'S FIRST AIR-TORPEDO ATTACK, FROM WHICH SHE ESCAPED UNDAMAGED.

    SUBSEQUENTLY SHE JOINED THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET AND TOOK PART IN THE INVASION OF NORTH AFRICA. SHE WAS ALSO ENGAGED IN OPERATIONS OFF NORWAY, AND JOINED THE D-DAY INVASION FORCE.

    SINCE THE WAR, THE BLYSKAWICA HAS BEEN COMPLETELY MODERNISED.

    HER COMPANY INCLUDES THIRTY OFFICERS, FORTY-TWO PETTY OFFICERS, AND ONE-HUNDRED-AND EIGHTY RATINGS, WHO WILL BE TAKEN ON COACH TOURS OF LONDON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEUCJXCKMSI9MK5GBU5U72Y5JK
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUCJXCKMSI9MK5GBU5U72Y5JK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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