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The Little Ships of England – 1943 Wooden Boatbuilding Educational Documentary – Ella73TV

A look at the traditional craft of wooden boat building, and the important roles those little ships play.

‘From the woods of Britain comes timber–oak, ash and elm–for the little ships. The scene shifts to skilled shipwrights at work in a West- country shipyard, and shifts again to the exciting rescue of a fighter pilot by a launch on patrol. At Dunkirk the little ships sailed into the pages of English history.’ (Films of Britain – British Council Film Department Catalogue – 1942-1943)



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