• Short Summary

    THREE FRENCH WARSHIPS ARE ON PATROL IN THE RICH FISHING GROUNDS NORTH OF CALAIS IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL.

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    1.
    LV TRAWLERS.
    0.06

    2.
    SV FRENCH TRAWLER PASSES 2 SHOTS.
    0.19

    3.
    SV EASTERN TRAWLER WITH ANOTHER TRAWLER IN B/G.
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    4.
    SV TRAWLER 2 SHOTS.
    0.32

    5.
    SV FRENCH TRAWLER PASSES WITH TRAWLER FISHING IN B/G.
    0.39

    6.
    SCU FRENCH FISHERMEN HAULING NET 2 SHOTS.
    0.48

    7.
    SV FISH CASCADE ONTO DECK.
    0.56

    8.
    TV DITTO.
    1.00

    9.
    TV FRENCH TRAWLER PAN DOWN TO SEA.
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    Background: THREE FRENCH WARSHIPS ARE ON PATROL IN THE RICH FISHING GROUNDS NORTH OF CALAIS IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. IT'S THE LATEST MOVE IN THE LITTLE "FISH WAR" BETWEEN FRENCH FISHERMAN WHO CLAIM THEY ARE BEING PUSHED OFF THEIR TRADITIONAL FISHING GROUNDS AND THE CREWS OF 400 TRAWLERS FROM RUSSIAN AND EASTERN EUROPE PURSUING THE SHOALS OF HERRINGS ON THEIR ANNUAL MIGRATION.

    THE NAVY INTERVENED AFTER FRENCH FISHERMEN THREATENED TO BOARD THE SOVIET SHIPS WHICH BROKE THROUGH THEIR NETS ON THE SANDETTIE SAND BANK, SIX MILES OFF THE FRENCH COAST. AT A PROTEST MEETING IN BOULOGNE, THE FRENCH FISHERMEN ALLEGED THAT THE SOVIET SHIPS SHOWED NO RESPECT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SEAWAYS CODE AND TRAWLING NETS WERE BROKEN. THE MEETING ENDED AFTER A CALL HAD BEEN MADE FOR THE EXTENSION OF FRENCH TERRITORIAL WATERS FROM THREE TO 12 MILES - THE SAME AS RUSSIA'S.

    IT WAS LAST THURSDAY THAT THE HERRING WAR FLARED UP. SOME 150 RUSSIAN SHIPS, MANY OF THEM GIANTS EQUIPPED WITH THEIR OWN FREEZING AND CANNING FACTORIES, DESCENDED ON THE SANDETTIE BANK. POLISH AND EAST GERMAN SHIPS FOLLOWED AND SOON THERE WERE 400 TRAWLERS CHURNING UP AN AREA OF 16 SQUARE MILES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3W1LCJWONQOGZURPHY4AD4Q9A
    Media URN:
    VLVA3W1LCJWONQOGZURPHY4AD4Q9A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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