Veterans and small ships cross the Channel to commemorate 25th anniversary of Dunkirk.
Item title reads - Dunkirk 25 years after.
55 small ships and boats across the Channel to mark the 25th anniversary of Dunkirk. France.
Various shots of the small ships in Ramsgate Harbour preparing for voyage across the Channel to Dunkirk. Various shots of the 15 foot dinghy 'Tamzine' built in Margate in 1934 which went on the original rescue mission. C/U of its name. M/S Ralph Bennett fitting the original outboard engine. Various shots of the vessels on their way across the Channel. Various shots of the Ramsgate lifeboat on its way. M/S another small craft on its way. Various shots motorised sailing boat. Various shots small ships in line heading across Channel. Aerial shots of Dunkirk beaches. M/S of the empty beaches. Various shots remains of a British destroyer sunk at the evacuation.
Various shots as the fleet of small boats enter Dunkirk Harbour. M/S Dunkirk Harbour. Aerial shot showing small boats entering, pan one boat decked with flags. Various shots fleet of small boats moving slowly up into harbour. Various shots one of the boats called 'Massey Shaw'. M/S of the small boat 'Tamzine' sailing into harbour. M/S Frenchmen on quayside watching. Various shots of the fleet of small boats bedecked with flags tied up in Dunkirk Harbour.
Various shots veterans bedecked with medals marching to the memorial. Various shots of all the veterans assembled in front of memorial for service and wreath laying. L/S of veterans each holding large wreath. C/U wreath, with the words 'May June 1940 Dunkirk Veterans Association'. M/S veteran in wheelchair. C/U French officers.
M/S French VIPs carrying wreaths to the memorial. C/U French veteran, pan down to eleven medals on his coat. L/S three VIPs about to lay wreaths on memorial, flags dipped in foreground. C/U Standard bearer. M/S as another wreath is laid. C/U Standard bearer. M/S pan down memorial to many wreaths. L/S of Shackleton bomber flying overhead.
M/S empty beaches at Dunkirk. M/S two veterans Sergeant Ron Lagton RASC on the left and Sergeant George DeLacy standing on the beach full of memories. M/S mass of barbed wire around an old German gun emplacement pointing out to sea. Various shots of an old wreck sticking out of water. Various shots Ex-Sergeant Les Brian on crutches walking along the beach. C/U remains of a gun from sunken British destroyer, pan up to the entrance of Dunkirk harbour.