Film: 'By Sea and Land (a Royal Marine patrol in Normandy) 1944'

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  1. Pat Curran

    Pat Curran Administrator
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    Hi All,

    Just found this reference on the UK National Archives site to production documents for a Central Office of Information film titled 'By Sea and Land (a Royal Marine patrol in Normandy) 1944'

    As far as I can make out, the file does not hold a copy of the actual footage (if indeed the film was ever made).

    Anyone know if this film, if made, survives today?

    Thanks,

    Pat
     
  2. allan125

    allan125 Active Member
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    Hello Pat - I would have thought that the NA has an e-mail address that might answer that sort of query as I am sure that it is not the only item listed that might, or might not, exist.

    regards

    Allan
     
  3. Pat Curran

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    Already in train Allan,

    I am awaiting a response to an email sent the other day, but I am pretty sure they do not hold the footage itself... if it was made.

    Never heard of the film before, but the series which the papers are held in, INF 6/ includes documents on such films as 'Letter from Ulster (American troops in Ireland) 1942' (INF 6/347) and many others.

    The only title I recognise is 'Target for Tonight (raid on Germany) 1941' (INF 6/335).

    Regards,

    Pat
     
  4. allan125

    allan125 Active Member
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    Thanks for the update Pat - hope the news is good.

    kind regards

    Allan
     

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