Corvette Port Arthur

Corvette Port Arthur

| 21 min
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This short documentary examines the role of convoy ships during World War II, focusing on the Corvette Port Arthur. The corvette, a highly mobile weapon of destruction, is used to combat German U-boats and escort convoys through the Atlantic Ocean. Following the corvette through an encounter with an enemy submarine, the film offers a glimpse into a day in the life of the Royal Canadian Navy.

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Corvette Port Arthur, Joris Ivens, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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Credits
  • director
    Joris Ivens
  • producer
    Joris Ivens
  • editing
    Joris Ivens
  • camera
    François Villiers
    Osmond H. Borradaile
    John Norwood
  • sound
    William H. Lane
    Charles Quick
  • sound recording
    Gordon Fraser
  • sound editing
    J.R. Hunter
  • voice
    Allan Field
  • music
    Louis Applebaum

  • ahelps

    Great film. Wish I had seen it years ago. My Dad was on convoy duty and sailed on a river frigate, the Stone Town.

    ahelps, 9 Nov 2014