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Fishermen at War: Atlantic Trawler

Synopsis
War-time documentaries about the dangers faced in the Atlantic by merchant seamen on convoys and the contribution made to the war effort by all civilian seamen.

SAILORS WITHOUT UNIFORM (1940) - The lives of British fishermen in war-time. Partly filmed in St Ives, Cornwall and Grimsby.

FISHERMEN IN EXILE (1944) - The story of Dutch fishermen escaped from Holland carrying on their trade in Britain.

ATLANTIC TRAWLER (1944) - Fishermen are constantly under threat in the Atlantic from U-boats and mines. Music score is by William Alwyn.

MERCHANT SEAMEN (1941) - A merchant ship is sunk by a U-boat and a young seaman trains as a gunner to seek revenge.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1941 - 1944
Subjects
History
Keywords
documentary films; fishing industries; fishing vessels; merchant navies; submarines; World War II

Credits

Director
Frank Elton; Frank Sainsbury; Ivan Scott; J.B. Holmes
Music
Constant Lambert; William Alwyn

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£16.33
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
63 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Panamint Cinema

Email
cinema@panamint.co.uk
Web
http://www.panamint.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01505 834936
Address
Abercorn Schoolhouse
Whitequarries
Broxburn
West Lothian, Scotland
EH52 6PZ

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