• Short Summary

    Great Yarmouth fishermen shoot seals to salvage their livelihood.

  • Description

    Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

    Three fishermen crawl along a sandy beach on their stomachs. They stop and aim with their rifles. One shoots then they all get up and run over the beach. They pick up a dead seal in the shallows, put him on a board and carry him away.

    Commentator explains that the seals in this area "have so depleted the fish shoals that the livelihood of local fishermen is imperilled".

    At sea the men shoot at seals that are seen bobbing about just above the surface of the water, near Scroby Sandbank. One of them fires a rifle. L/S of a seal in the water getting a bullet. The men pick a dead seal out of the sea and lift him onto the boat.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1247.27
    Media URN:
    34108
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:49:00 / 01:49:52:00
    Canister:
    NP 197

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