• Short Summary

    Good footage of battle at sea as warships protect merchant convoy from Italian planes.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The convoy got through.

    Mediterranean sea.

    Various shots of the merchant convoy sailing along flanked by warships. M/S of a Sunderland flying boat signalling danger, action stations are called and sailors run to their post on the ships. Various good action shots of shells bursting and bombs exploding as they fight with Italian bombers. L/S of huge cloud of smoke as "Fearless" is hit by a torpedo and sunk. L/S as an aeroplane from the Royal fleet air arm takes off from the "Ark Royal". Good shot of an Italian S.79 fighter crashing into the sea. Naval plane lands back on the deck of the "Ark Royal". Various shots of more Italian planes half floating in the sea after they have been shot down. Various shots of sailors looking tired after the battle. L/S of convoy and ships.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1121.37
    Media URN:
    39083
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:27:00 / 01:59:52:00
    Canister:
    41/62

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