• Short Summary

    Soldiers based at old fort turn moat into garden, + shots of soldiers manning coastal defences.

  • Description

    Part of issue SIDE LINE.

    Location of events unknown.

    Coastal gunners based at an old fort turn moat into garden. Various shots of men digging and hoeing, making a vegetable patch. Suddenly the alarm is sounded, men drop their gardening tools and rush to their posts. Various shots of men loaded and firing shells.

    M/S of group of soldiers throwing one of the comrades into the air using a blanket. Various shots of soldier washing ancient pair of pants in a bucket.

    Note: fort looks like a Napoleonic "Redoubt" fort - could be the one at Harwich, Essex?

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1546.06
    Media URN:
    49652
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:21:00 / 01:11:58:00
    Canister:
    NSP 319

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