• Short Summary

    Great story about the Royal Navy engaging with German dive bombers in the North Sea.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "North Sea Special - The Navy In Action".

    GV Bow of battleship rising and then falling amidst clouds of spray as the ship ploughs through the rough sea.

    Good CUs and MSs of the crew of battleship, all dressed in heavy clothing against the cold, manning guns and lookout positions around the ship in anticipation of an air attack.

    VS Good shots of British warships including aircraft carrier, battleship and destroyers moving through heavy seas.

    GV Aircraft carrier as fighter planes takes off.

    Good shots of the ships in formation with flashes of aldis lamps visible.

    CUs. Seamen signalling with aldis lamps.

    MS Heinkel bomber in flight.

    VS of the ships in action against German dive bombers, with CUs of gun crews in action.

    LSs of bombers diving and shells falling around the carrier and destroyers racing through heavy seas firing at the enemy aircraft and endeavouring to protect the carrier. A German plane is shot down by anti-aircraft fire.

    More shots of the ships making their way across the waves.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1043.55
    Media URN:
    20789
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:50:00 / 01:58:01:00
    Canister:
    40/39

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