• Short Summary

    MERCHANT NAVY GETS STINGS FOR U-BOATS Merchant seamen learn how to fight U-boats with guns now being fitted to their ships.

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    Cardiff, South Wales

    Gen. view pan of merchant ships at sea...IN ROLL 8899

    Semi view of sea over bows.

    Semi view man at wheel...IN ROLL 8885

    Long view Merchant ship at sea...IN ROLL 8885

    Intr. scenes.

    Gen. view seamen in class-room learning gunnery.

    Semi view instructor blackboard pan to pick up shell. Semi view instructor showing shell to sailor. Semi CU pan & CU of students. Gen. view men learning to handle 4.7 a.a. gun. Semi view instruction teaching men. Semi CU pan instruction teaching men.

    Extr. scenes.

    Gen. top view deck of ship Gen. view lowering 4.7 a-a gun onto ship. Angle shot gun coming down. Long view gun nearly down. Semi view gun to deck. CU screwing-up nut on base. Semi view & CU seamen coming aboard for practice.

    Guns for Merchant Ships

    Semi view ship's propellor turning. Gen. view of armed tanker heading for sea. Long view men at gun. CU shell into gun. CU breech closed. Semi view seamen looking thru' finder. CU man shouting 'fire'. Top view of 4.7 gun firing. Long view shell hitting sea. Semi view men turning handle. Long view gun fires. Long view shell hitting water. Long view gun fires. Top view gun firing & shell hitting sea. Long view armed taker at sea.

    Good Scenes.

    Several scenes of rivetting in shipyard.

    CENSORED SCENES

    Gen. view of several ships on the stocks in shipyard.

    Ships and Boats; Munitions and Armaments
    Background: MERCHANT NAVY GETS STINGS FOR U-BOATS Merchant seamen learn how to fight U-boats with guns now being fitted to their ships.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5LXHDELJX53BEAVARTH4FCZU7
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LXHDELJX53BEAVARTH4FCZU7
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1940
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    UK:  MERCHANT NAVY GETS STINGS FOR U-BOATS Merchant seamen learn how to fight U-boats with guns now being fitted to their ships.

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