• Short Summary

    South African coastal defence manoeuvres.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "SOUTH AFRICA COAST DEFENCES".

    Various shots of men preparing coastal guns for action on South African coast. The lookout spots a plane. Close up shot of a ship siren blowing. Various shots of a crew of one of the navy ships on patrol going to action on mock attack. They fire light and medium guns at airborne targets. Several shots of the men laying depth charges. At the coastal defences the women artillery specialists operate radio location equipment and pass the messages onto the antiaircraft battery. Montage of shots of heavy coastal guns firing. Various aerial shots of convoy near South Africa. Aircraft of the SAAF (South African Air Force) keeping escort to convoy of ships. South African troops leaving the ship.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1081.24
    Media URN:
    38005
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:51:00 / 01:43:40:00
    Canister:
    43/33

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