• Short Summary

    Derelict village on Kent coast that was used for training commandos in the war.

  • Description

    St Margaret's Bay, Kent.

    Various shots of a deserted and derelict seaside village near Dover. The pre-war holiday resort was taken over by the War Office during World War II and used as a training ground in street fighting for commandos. Several shots of bomb damaged buildings, bullet holes in walls, broken windows, damaged hotels and a ruined veranda. Pan across a wreckage-strewn swimming pool.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1339.17
    Media URN:
    44209
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:50:00 / 01:37:37:00
    Canister:
    NP 201

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