• Short Summary

    Footage of allied air and sea patrols protecting the Malta convoy.

  • Description

    MALTA: Valetta:
    EXT
    GV destroyer entering Valetta Harbour / crew coming off destroyer / damaged tanker Ohio, steaming into harbour / damaged bow of Ohio / Ohio being towed and helped into harbour / oil pipe line / lighters alongside ship unloading pan to gun being unloaded / barrels and sacks on barges and sacks being unloaded at quayside.

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    Gibraltar:
    Gibraltar rock / destroyer leaving Rock / Hardy with camera / Fleet manoeuvring for position with convoy / sailor looking thru glasses / convoy under way / two merchant ships in convoy / aircraft carrier "Eagle."

    MALTA:
    Five Hurricanes lined up on deck of Eagle / starting up propellor of Hurricane on Eagle / Hurricane taking off from Eagle / Hurricane taxiing along deck of Eagle and takes off / convoy under way / three Hurricanes in air patrolling / five officers on bridge looking skywards / ship's guns fire, pom pom firing / shell bursts and bombs dropping on convoy / destroyer fires guns / Shot of tracers towards enemy plane / bomb dropping in water and guns fires / bombs exploding in water / battleship fires / Shot of tracers at enemy plane / bombs exploding in water pan to destroyer firing guns / sailor looking thru glasses / enemy plane flying low over water and machine gun bullets in water / enemy plane flying low over water and machine gun bullets in water / sailor with tray dishing out food / Hardy having meal.

    DUSK & NIGHT SHOTS - Various dusk shots destroyer guns firing, pom pom firing and tracers into sky / dawn shot battleships under way / Shot looking up to sky showing enemy planes in air / sailors loading shell on the gun / Shot showing burst at enemy plane and bombs exploding near ship / officers on bridge and gun fires / bombs dropping close to ship pan showing line of bombs / enemy plane diving
    Background: Footage of allied air and sea patrols protecting the Malta convoy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA02VSPFX1JRJI88MNOFQI6G09
    Media URN:
    VLVAA02VSPFX1JRJI88MNOFQI6G09
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    RUNNING THE GAUNTLET (Film and narrative by Douglas Hardy) New pictures of Malta convoy (delayed en route) reveal full heroism of Navy and Mercantile Marine.

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