• Short Summary

    The 'Empire Windrush' ablaze in Mediterranean while survivors board 'Triumph'.

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    Air view, burning British troopship 'Empire Windrush' off Algiers. Air view, nearer shot burning 'Empire Windrush', off Algiers (2 shots). LV pan, aircraft carrier 'Triumph' alongside in Algiers. SV survivors walking towards 'Triumph'. SV pan, survivors walking towards triumph. Pan, one survivor wearing pyjamas and dressing gown. SV women and girls survivors walking towards dressed in dressing gowns etc., SV survivors being helped aboard 'Triumph'. LS servicemen and wives carrying babies and belongings. SCU woman carrying child in arms. SV small girls in dressing gowns... one carrying teddy bear. SV survivors walking towards man carrying sleeping child. SCU pan, man with sleeping child boarding ship. SV pan, servicemen carrying children. SCU pan, woman carrying very young baby aboard. SCU pan, another very young baby aboard. SCU pan, another very young baby followed by other babies and parents. SCU Naval officer carrying young child. SV Captain W. Wilson the master of the 'Empire Windrush' on quayside. CU Captain Wilson. SV Naval ratings giving rescued crew survivors packs, & CU. SV rescued crew boarding the triumph. Air view, burning 'Empire Windrush'. Air view, nearer shot, burning 'Empire Windrush'. General air view, burning 'Empire Windrush'.

    (F.G.) (Orig. 'C')

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:21:00 / 01:27:06:00

Comments (1)

  1. ccutting6 says

    hi there

    my father john (jack) cutting was on that ship he was on his way back home to england from hongkong after being demobed from the royal artillary
    his cabin was right next to the engine room when the explosion happend he survived only because he had gone up on deck to have a smoke which was lucky because his cabin was destroyed in the blast and they say smoking damages your health not that day that's what saved his life

    christopher cutting (son)

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