The Ardulles family and crew are rescued by British steamer 'Pattersonian' when their ship the 'Cantabria' is sunk by General Franco's fleet in the North Sea.
Item title reads - Spanish ship attacked in North Sea.
'Pattersonian' steamer goes to aid of Spanish ship 'Cantabria.'
Various shots of Captain Manuel Ardulles, his wife Trinidad, and his children Gona and Ramon rescued when their merchant ship the 'Cantabria' was sunk by General Franco's fleet. The camera pans across them with others behind. M/S of Trinidad shaking hands and smiling, M/S as they drive away.
M/S pan down Sailors' Home at Yarmouth. M/S interior of the rest of the crew of the 'Cantabria' saved by British steamer Pattersonian, they smoke and read as camera pans across them. M/S of Cromer lifeboat and crew in it who helped with the rescue. Various pictures of ships from General Franco's fleet which attacked the 'Cantabria.' Various shots of the 'Pattersonian', M/S of the crew. M/S of Captain Blackmore on the bridge. C/U as he tells how he manoeuvred his ship between the Spanish ships and the lifeboat to stop it being attacked further. M/S of the family and crew.