• Short Summary

    Shots of Motor Torpedo Boats (MTBs) along dockside, crews, working on deck, testing gun, leaving dock and taking a trip round the harbour and interviews with crew who give firs-hand accounts of battle fought against German ships in the English Channel.

  • Description

    CU Man coiling rope on deck. SCU Taking machine gun from hatchway pan to men on deck. CU 2 types, pan to more. CU Pan types. SV Men towards with 2 dogs playing. SCU Hatchway opened and four men come out of it. SV 2 M.T.B's at quayside (More behind) SCU Bow of M.T.B. SCU Pan deck of M.T.B. with another boat at side of it. CU M.T.B. No. 43 past and out to harbour. LV M.T.B. at quayside pan to boat going out. CU Man climbs into gun turret, and manoeuvres guns. CU Man with guns. SCU Wake at side of ship. SV M.T.B. towards and past. SV M.T.B. towards (No. 43) and past. SV M.T.B. towards. (No. 44) SV 2 M.T.B's.

    REEL 2. CU Wake. LV M.T.B. under way. SV M.T.B. at speed under way towards and past, leaving wake behind. SCU M.T.B. No. 43 past. SV M.T.B. No. 43. LV M.T.B. under way.

    World War II; Second World War; MTBs; Motor Torpedo Boats
    Background: Shots of Motor Torpedo Boats (MTBs) along dockside, crews, working on deck, testing gun, leaving dock and taking a trip round the harbour and interviews with crew who give firs-hand accounts of battle fought against German ships in the English Channel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9NUFI3N2DW4V89ZNBEK4655D1
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NUFI3N2DW4V89ZNBEK4655D1
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    Motor torpedo boat crews recount battle in English Channel Motor torpedo boat crews recount battle in English Channel Motor torpedo boat crews recount battle in English Channel

Comments (1)

  1. inviqa-support says

    No sound on this clip. At 1m 5s MTB 44 is shown, with officers and crew making ready to leave harbour. Commanding Officer of this boat in the Channel Dash action of 12th February 1942 was Australian Sub-Lieutenant R F Saunders. Then Motor Gun Boat 43 is shown moving across the harbour, followed by some shots on board of the gunner with twin Vickers 0.5in guns in Mk V power-operated turret. Then action shots of MTBs and MGBs manoeuvring at speed inside Dover Harbour.

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