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  • Short Summary

    Various ships in Invasion fleet - good material on HMCS Algonquin.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and location unclear or unknown.

    Various shots of landing craft packed with troops. Shots of a British naval officer speaking to sailors in large group - possibly giving instructions.

    VS of sailors preparing a torpedo - they brush it and paint it. Sailors paint various parts of ship's superstructure.

    Shots of sailors (possibly Canadian) being inspected.

    Shots of naval officers coming on board ship for inspection. Various shots of sailors being inspected. Shots of religious service on ship. Various shots of ship board duties - painting ship, pealing potatoes, cleaning name plate - HMCS Algonquin. Shots of refuelling.

    Various shots of landing craft at sea. Good shots of American soldiers climbing down grapple nets into landing craft. .

    LS Of rapidly sinking ship. Lifeboats are being sent out to help. Shots of warships in Invasion Fleet.

    More shots of ship board preparations. A torpedo is loaded. Sailors listen to instructions.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1939.08
    Media URN:
    61476
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:49:00 / 01:44:45:00
    Canister:
    UN 811 B

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    A slate at 0:45 reveals the footage to have been shot by Dick Hoar of the Special Coverage Unit (SPECOU).

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