We Sail at Midnight (1943) (Documentary)

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    • We Sail at Midnight (1943) (Documentary)

      WE SAIL AT MIDNIGHT
      Documentary

      DIRECTED BY JULIAN SPIRO/ JOHN FORD
      PRODUCED BY IAN DALRYMPLE
      CROWN FILM UNIT/ MINISTRY OF INFORMATION


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      Summary
      The mass production of a British tank is made possible by the supply
      of an American machine tool. Rl.1.
      At dawn two civilians witness the final test run of a new tank, the T414(220ft).
      A tank officer reports to the War Office that the new tank is completely satisfactory but mass
      production depends on obtaining from the United States a special gear machine tool(341ft).
      Sir Alec Rootes(?)(429ft). A meeting of the Lend Lease Administration in Washington,
      chaired by Edward R. Stettinius decides that this machine tool can be shipped to Britain
      immediately(620ft).
      The Ministry of War Transport in New York arranges the shipment to Britain(720ft).
      At the Bullard Company, Bridgeport, connecticut, the machinetools are packed
      for loading that night(837ft). Brooklyn Docks - the ship's captain is informed
      of the special cargo(903ft). Rl.2. A fleet of trucks drive to Brooklyn docks
      with police escort(429ft), the cases are loaded aboard(486ft),
      the ship sails from New York(574ft). Ottawa, Naval control Office(629ft).
      Convoy masters conference at a Canadian port(668ft); the convoy assembles(735ft);
      convoy half way across the Atlantic(877ft). Rl.3. A German U-Boat sights the convoy
      and submerges prior to attack(60ft). A steel mill workshop at Bullard's(110ft).
      Convoy at action stations - a depth charge attack(189ft).
      Tank production is held up die to the missing machine tool(420ft).
      The ship is diverted from Glasgow to Liverpool to save two days -
      railway flat cars take them to the factory(564ft).
      The gear machine tools in place and working -
      the completed tanks being transported on flat cars(610ft).
      Note: All characters in this film, British, American and Canadian,
      are portrayed by the officials and operatives themselves.

      Original Music
      Richard Addinsell
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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