• Short Summary

    Wooden boats being made in Sussex in traditional way for Royal Navy use in Pacific.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Heart of Oak".

    Sussex.

    L/S of boat yard on sea front of fishing village. Canadian WAC serving in England sees how oak ships are being built. Various shots of older men and boys working in yard on wooden frames of boats. Various shots of oak being cut into beams on pre-World War 1 hand saw by Will Sands. More shots of yard. Panning shot of piles of oak timber. Various shots of wooden boat being launched down slipway.

    The yard has been brought back into use after being closed in the 1920s. The boats being made are MFV - motor fishing vessels. The boats will be used by Royal Navy in Pacific. After the war against Japan the boats with be used for fishing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1215.15
    Media URN:
    33832
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:26:00 / 01:42:55:00
    Canister:
    NP 34

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