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  • Short Summary

    French troops led by Charles De Gaulle on board ships of Dakar in West Africa.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material -

    Dakar, French West Africa (Senegal).

    VS of French troops relaxing on board ship which is one of a convoy forming an expedition led by General Charles de Gaulle to Dakar.

    VS of the heavily listing British battleship "HMS Resolution" under tow.

    More shots of troops relaxing onboard ship. They play cards, their band plays on deck.

    (Shots of Note naming cameraman as D Prosser).

    More shots of soldiers relaxing on deck. Various shots of religious service / military ceremony held on deck.

    VS of the force lying off Dakar Harbour.

    MS General de Gaulle on board ship wearing a topee / pith helmet.

    VS of wounded French sailor being taken by launch to hospital ship.

    More shots of warships of Dakar. Sailors transfer between boats by launches.


    Old record suggests date as around 20/09/1940. Film is slightly scratched - MD

    HD at Filmfinity - the first 2½ mins is missing in HD.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:13:00 / 02:00:11:00
    UN 252 B

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