• Short Summary

    Item showing gun grew in training before serving on ship. Africa.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Title reads - 'African Mirror. Maritime ack-ack gun crew in training.' Africa.

    C/U man blowing bugle. M/S soldiers marching. M/S as they are instructed in the use of ack-ack guns. Various shots of sailors of merchant navy running to man the guns on ship. M/S's soldiers firing guns at miniature aeroplane. Various shots as men carry their kit and arrive at their ship on a truck. Various shots as they board the ship. M/S boxing match on deck. M/S mail arriving, the men run up to see if there are any letters for them. M/S as ship's butcher stops chopping meat to read his letter. Various shots of the men reading their letters. M/S planes escorting them as they sail out. M/S enemy planes flying overhead, the soldiers man their stations and fire the guns at the planes. Various shots of the convoy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:03:04:00
    UN 1202 A

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