• Short Summary

    Gilbert Mitchell and his family run a farm in Dover despite being in a danger zone. Kent.

  • Description

    Dover farmers.

    Kent.

    Various shots as soldiers drive through Dover countryside in jeeps. Various shots of ships nearby and explosions in the sea. Camera pans across farm run by Gilbert Mitchell and his wife. M/S of them chatting to a reporter and pointing out all the damage caused by the shells. Mrs Mitchell's sister Grace Harrison drives up on a tractor, she has been awarded the British Empire Medal for bravery in carrying on during the dangerous conditions.

    Various shots showing the windows blown out and barn roof damaged. Grace wheels out a barrow full of shell splinters. Various shots as they plough and plant on the land. Land girls pick the potatoes. Soldiers collect them in their helmets and they all joke together. M/S of a cat walking along whilst the chickens are fed. Mrs Mitchell picks up the cat.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1554.23
    Media URN:
    49871
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:49:00 / 01:42:38:00
    Canister:
    NSP 347

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