• Short Summary

    Britain leases old forts in Panama to America in return for loan of 50 warships.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "American Destroyers For Britain".

    VS of American destroyers being fitted out with guns and torpedoes. There are a large number of ships all gathered together.

    VS. of former British fortress bases along the American coast mainly in Panama which have been leased over to the Americans in return for the fifty destroyers.

    VS of Panama Canal with lock gates being opened and a submarine and warships travelling through the canal.

    VS of destroyers speeding across the ocean.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1055.29
    Media URN:
    21098
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:27:00 / 01:30:16:00
    Canister:
    40/73

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