• Short Summary

    Survivors of the German prison ship Altmark return to Britain.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "British Navy Rescues Hell Ship Prisoners".

    England.

    MS pan with the Destroyer HMS Cossack arriving in harbour in England, her decks are crowded with survivors from the German prison ship Altmark which held the prisoners taken by the Graf Spee when she sunk allied merchant ships. The men were released by the navy when they boarded the Altmark after she had taken refuge in a Norwegian fjord.

    VS of the survivors of the Altmark coming ashore the wounded are carried to waiting ambulances, the fit ones are taken to waiting coaches.

    CU. One of the men from the Altmark, Mr. John Quigley talking about his joy at being home again and the hell of a time he had in the Altmark.

    Various CUs and MSS of the survivors of the Altmark as they line up on the quay after leaving H.M.S. Cossack.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1035.47
    Media URN:
    20621
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:12:00 / 01:55:14:00
    Canister:
    40/16

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