40s Britain: Fishermen at War DVD

Various (Documentary), 1940s

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Directed by Various (Documentary)

Produced in 1940s

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - British Film

Film Description

A collection of four WWII documentaries from the Imperial War Museum Archive about the dangers faced in the Atlantic by merchant seamen on convoys and the contribution made to the war effort by all civilian seamen.

Conatins Sailors Without Uniform (1940), about the lives of British fishemen in war-time and partly filmed in St Ives, Cornwall and Grimsby; Fishermen in Exile (1944) - the story of Dutch fishermen escaped from Holland and carrying on their trade in Britain; Atlantic Trawler (1944) about the constant threat posed to fishermen in the Atlantic from U-boats and mines, and Merchant Seamen (1941) in which a young seaman trains as a gunner to seek revenge after a merchant ship is sunk by a U-boat.


DVD Details

Certificate: E

Publisher: Panamint Cinema

Length: 63 mins

Aspect ratio: 4:3

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 0

Released: 23rd May 2011

Cat No: PDC2055

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