A film recounts two years of German aerial attacks on Dover, in Kent England, during World War II
Dover Kent England Date:1942 Duration:4 min 34 sec Sound:Yes
British troops evacuating from Dunkirk and arriving in Dover. British home guard civlians march and train. British troops in defensive positions on the cliffs of Dover. Winston Churchill sitting outdoors with Lord Louis Mountbatten . British civilians preparing air raid shelters. British farmers working their fields in August, 1940. They look up at the sound of approaching German bombers. RAF fighter planes intercept German bombers. One seen crashed on the ground. A fallen German aviator. Views of British countryside. Cemetery with crosses marking graves of downed German airmen. Closeup of graves of fliers, Leutnant R.Zehre and Unteroffizier Scheidt, German Air Force, downed on September 27, 1940. Blossoms on fruit trees. Artillery gun firing. Squad of British soldiers runs for cover as explosions occur around them. German Dornier Do 217 bomber in flames overhead. British paratroopers in training drop. Parachutes open. British soldiers charge out of trench as explosion occurs right in front of them in a live fire exercise. British troops firing automatic weapons from cover in brush. British sailors manning landing craft (invasion barges) carrying troops during beach landing exercises. The troops charge ashore as the boats hit the beach. British Able Seaman Fletcher in a landing craft, says in former raids on enemy territory, he had to put the "pungos"(sp?) (soldiers) ashore in a rowing boat. Navy Lieutenant John Lewis mentions several French coastal locations where the landing craft were used. He speaks of taking soldiers on raids and waiting to take them back home again. More scenes of British troops in live fire exercises.
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