• Short Summary

    Germans use long range guns to shoot at allied ships in the Channel.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Pathe Gazette Special - Shells Across The Channel".

    Off the Kent Coast.

    VS of a convoy of allied merchant ships steaming through the English Channel with shells exploding in the sea around them, the shells are coming from large German guns on the French coast.

    VS of large French railway guns which is thought the Germans may be using. (Library shots).

    VS of destroyer escorts steaming at speed amongst the merchant ships laying a smoke screen to hide the ships from the German guns, and the German bomber which acts as the range finder for the guns. All good shots taken with long focus lens from the cliffs at Dover.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1053.55
    Media URN:
    21069
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:15:00 / 01:54:56:00
    Canister:
    40/69

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