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French trawlermen blockade

Title
French trawlermen blockade
Genre
Interview
TX Date
14 Aug 1980
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:02:32
Description
Interview with Captain Richard Wilks, Second World War veteran, on the action taken by French trawlermen in blocking off Channel ports to incoming passenger ferries and how he moved the Sealink ferry Hengist out of Dunkirk despite the blockade. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Richard Wilks
Keywords
Strikes; Labour disputes; France; Military operations; Ferries; Fishermen; Veterans (Armed Forces); Ship masters; Trawlers (vessels); Dunkirk; OPeration Dynamo (1940)

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