• Short Summary

    Fred Winstanley salvages the U.S.S. "Samtampa" for scrap metal at Porthcawl.

  • Description

    Salvaging the U.S.S. "Samtampa" for scrap metal. Sker Point, Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan.

    L/S Sherman tank driving down to the beach. Various shots of the "Samtampa" wreck in three pieces. Various shots of Fred Winstanley and workmates using oxyacetylene apparatus to dismember sections of wreck, tank is used for towing the sections over the beach. C/U shots of tank tracks moving over rough ground.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1249.13
    Media URN:
    34124
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:35:00 / 01:18:38:00
    Canister:
    NP 200

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