• Short Summary

    A look at life on offshore fortress, originally built in Victorian times.

  • Description

    Title reads: "An Island Fortress".

    Off British Coast.

    Various L/Ss of a fortress constructed from concrete and metal built in the sea of few miles from the coast. Shots are taken from a launch approaching the fortress. The fortress was built in Queen Victoria's time to protect Britain from invasion. C/U of two soldiers looking out of window in fortress. Various shots of stores being brought onto the fort from a naval supply launch. M/S of the lookouts at work in the fort. Various shots of one of the forts' guns being loaded and turned towards the sea.

    Various shots of chef cooking in fort kitchen. M/S of the commander of the fort, he is tending onions growing in a window box. Various shots of a table in the canteen where seamen are eating. C/U of Naval officer looking through binoculars. L/S of the sea. Various shots of sailor operating signalling lamp. C/U of soldiers drinking beer and playing cards. C/U of pinup photographs. Various shots of soldiers playing snooker and laughing. M/S guard on the fort, he is silhouetted against the sea.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:52:00 / 01:25:23:00

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