• Short Summary

    Merchant and Royal Navies' role in North Africa.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE NAVY'S TASK IN NORTH AFRICA".

    North Africa.

    Various shots of large merchant ships with equipment and troops arriving at North African ports. Several shots of British troops, bren gun carriers, tanks, food and oil being unloaded at what looks like Algiers. Several shots of fire fighters in action when one of the merchant ships catches fire and burns fiercely, firemen trying to put the fire out. Several shots of naval barrage at night. Daytime, the battle between the ships and enemy planes continues. Explosions in the harbour. One ship is hit and sends up column of black smoke. Various shots of escort craft dropping depth charges near the harbour to eliminate the threat of U- boats.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1077.12
    Media URN:
    37940
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:10:00 / 01:22:38:00
    Canister:
    43/21

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