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  • Short Summary

    Propaganda film to boost morale of British shipbuilders during WW1.

  • Description

    Propaganda film to boost morale of British shipbuilders during World War 1 (WPA cataloguing suggests it could be second part of longer film).

    Title reads: "A Goal for the Huns".

    Intertitle reads: "The torpedo on its deadly errand".

    Shot looking through binoculars / telescope toward top of submarine moving through water. Tracking shot from submarine tower as it cuts along surface of water. Shot from submarine looking toward ship as it is torpedoed, we see explosion as torpedo impacts (could be superimposed effects).

    Intertitle: "A Goal for the British".

    Shot of water swirling - could be implying destruction of U-boat, difficult to tell as poor quality.

    MS 11 shipbuilders post for camera, they are holding the tools of their trade, behind a warship is under construction in the shipyard. The men walk toward camera.

    End title: "THE FREEDOM OF HUMANITY IS AT STAKE. With the eyes of the whole civilised world upon them, the British Empire knows that her shipyard workers will not let the Huns beat them at their own game".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2440.11
    Media URN:
    76935
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:28:00 / 01:35:20:00
    Canister:
    ON 377 F

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