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Title:ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 2422
Summary: Colour rushes shot by Royal Navy cameramen. Royal Norwegian Navy motor torpedo boats off Shetland, probably filmed ca May 1945 to illustrate Norway's naval contribution to Allied victory, including MTB 620. Corvette K 214 Potentilla (launched 18/12/1941) of Royal Norwegian Navy and her ship's nameplate. Plus brief colour sequence of German battlecruiser.
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1138 ft; Running time: 42 mins
Notes: Acquisition: Although some of this material was shot by official RN cameramen, it was acquired from a private source and without any documentation. Some sequences in the overall collection transferred appear to overlap 35mm film previously officially transferred from the Admiralty, providing further evidence that in 1944 and 1945 the RN sometimes shot on 16mm Kodachrome, which was then blown up onto 35mm B&W for cinema newsreel release purposes.