• Short Summary

    Good shots of volunteer crews patrolling the River Thames on small boats.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Our 'Mosquito' Navy".

    River Thames.

    VS Volunteer crews being briefed and trying out the light machine guns on board small motor boats taken over from private pleasure use for defence duties along rivers and inland waterways.

    VS. of a flotilla of the small motor boats cruising along river and out into estuary. Cut away to shot of officer looking through binoculars.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1053.20
    Media URN:
    21034
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:47:00 / 01:18:26:00
    Canister:
    40/65

Comments (1)

  1. humblePie53 says

    Dear Sirs

    A journalist has made a film of my Dunkirk Little Ship Hilfranor, which is number 6 in the film seems to include film which may have come from this film but is not shown. It shows the vessel sailing past the camera with its Bren gun manned. I think it came shortly after your excerpt ends! Is it possible to see if there is a longer film with it in as I would like to identify it and when it was shot? It seems to me that it was shot somewhere after Dunkirk. I can send you a dvd of what I have got and am happy to pay for your research and a copy of the film.

    Thank you.
    Simon Palmer
    Vice Commodore
    Association of Dunkirk Little Ships.

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