• Short Summary

    British Army Commandos take part in a small reconnaissance raid on Boulogne.

  • Description

    Titles read: "COMMANDOS RAID BOULOGNE".

    Boulogne, France.

    Various shots of Commandos in woolly hats receiving an outdoor briefing from Major Lord Lovat, who gives them last minute instructions before they embark for the raid on Boulogne. The men make their way along a jetty and get into boats. The operation is a small reconnaissance raid.

    L/S at night of the raid on Boulogne with tracers and Verey lights lighting the skies.

    Various shots of the Commandos returning the next morning; they have blackened faces and include a couple of stretcher cases. C/U of Jock Ennis who wore his carpet slippers for the raid - "that's typical of these fellers with nerves to burn!" notes commentator.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1324.26
    Media URN:
    43795
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:53:00 / 01:42:16:00
    Canister:
    42/34

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