Our Island Nation (1937)

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  • Island Nation Alternative


Documentary about everyday life in the Navy. Centres on a petty officer who describes life to two would-be-sailors.

The following statement regarding the story appears after the opening credits: 'For the first time and in dramatic form the screen shows here the real work of the British Fleet at sea. Through the co-operation of the Admiralty, many of these scenes were photographed during the recent combined exercises of the Home and Mediterranean Fleets. PLAN OF OPERATIONS THE RED FLEET lying at Gibraltar, represents the BRITISH FLEET. THE BLUE FLEET lying at Malta, represents the ENEMY FLEET. A CONVOY of British Merchant ships is steaming through the Mediterranean, making for the Straits of Gibraltar, for the Atlantic, and for safety. The Enemy Fleet's orders are to sink the Convoy at all costs. It is assumed that a state of tension has existed in Europe for some time, but the British Public do not realise how suddenly their vital food supply may be threatened.'

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