• Short Summary

    Convoy of cargo ships is escorted to Gibraltar by Royal Navy warships.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Our lifeline across the Atlantic.

    Convoy of cargo ships escorted across Atlantic Ocean to Gibraltar.

    L/S of an aircraft carrier (either the Nairana or Vindex as the carrier is one of the ships converted from a merchant vessel) pan to a merchant ship which is lying astern of the carrier. M/S of a large cargo ship coming towards the camera in a rough sea and poor visibility. C/U of sailor using a telescope. C/U of officer on the bridge of the ship, camera pans around the bridge to the other members of the watch. M/S of sailors running along the deck of a warship to man the guns after the call to action stations.

    Various C/Us of lookouts on board the warship, camera pans from one man to the next and they are all sweeping the sea with large, mounted binoculars. L/S of Rock of Gibraltar taken from the sea. High angled shot of sailors lined up on the deck of the ship, taken from the bridge, as the ship steams towards Gibraltar.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:09:00 / 01:36:15:00

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