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Front Line, The

Synopsis
Dover, 15th September 1940: for three months the town has been a frontier target for the Reich but the spirit of the people is undaunted. ‘There was only one hotel left in existence in Dover’, Harry Watt remembers, ‘and stationed at that hotel were the vultures of Europe - the American correspondents who had seen Czechoslovakia fall, Poland fall, Belgium fall, Holland fall. And they were there to see the fall of Britain...'.
Series
Britain at War: The First Days
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. b&w. 6 min.
Year of production
1940
Availability
Sale
Notes
See: BRITAIN AT WAR: THE FIRST DAYS for availability on compilation videocassette.
Subjects
History
Keywords
Dover; World War II

Credits

Director
Harry Watt
Contributor
Frank H ‘Jonah’ Jones

Production Company

Name

GPO Film Unit

Distributor

Name

Post Office Film & Video Library

Email
poes@edist.co.uk
Phone
01795 426465
Fax
01795 474871
Address
c/o Post Office Education Services
PO Box 145
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 1NH
Notes
Contact: Barry Wiles

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