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  • Short Summary

    French Fleet destroyed at Oran by the British. 1940?

  • Description

    Oran, Algeria.

    General view of the French Fleet in Oran. Various shots of the tense scenes as a naval launch delivers important document from the British Naval Attaché in Paris. French sailors watch the scene in silence. French Admiral Gensoul at his desk with document in front of him - he rejects the terms of document. Signaller sending flashing message of the rejection back to the British Fleet outside Oran. Various shots of French sailors speeding to their stations and closing hatches, etc. Various shots of shells hitting their objectives in Oran Harbour and the French Fleet try to avoid this onslaught by the British. French Fleet includes ships Strasbourg, Dunkerque and Bretagne. Various shots showing panic as more shells find the targets. Various shots of the twisted wreckage of what was once part of the French Fleet, debris floats on waters of Oran.

    (Dupe Neg.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1653.14
    Media URN:
    70829
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:01:00 / 01:42:40:00
    Canister:
    UN 259 C

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