Dartmouth - The Royal Naval College

Still from 'Dartmouth' - Taken from 'Films of Britain 1941'

'Britain rises from the sea, that is at once her history and her destiny, guarded by a mighty fleet, manned by sons of Britain, trained in the discipline and tradition of centuries.
The training of the captains of the future starts early in life - the boys are chosen carefully for their educational and physical qualifications, without social prejudice.
Dartmouth gives, like all great English schools, a general education of high standard - but how much more. The uniform, the houses called after famous Admirals whose names are the stuff of British history, the lessons in navigation, rowing and swimming, and all the other things that go to the making of good seamanship. And so this fine, broad education that goes on to fit the boys of Dartmouth, whether the sons of kings or commoners, to become officers and gentlemen of the King's Royal Navy. [1]

Date: 1941
Duration: 11 minutes

Director: Michael Hankinson
Production Company: Spectator Short Films
Producer: Ivan Scott
Cinematographer: C. Hornby
Composer: -
Narration: -
Editor: -
Sound Recording: W. Bland

Length: 35mm: 1000ft. 16mm: 400ft.

Distributor: General Film


In September 1942 Dartmouth was bombed by six Focke-Wulf aircraft, resulting in the activities of the college moving to Eaton Hall, Cheshire until 1946.

Still from 'Dartmouth' - Taken from 'Films of Britain 1942-43'
Certificate: U
Distributors: General Film
Producers: Spectator Short Films
1,115ft / 13mins
Behind the scenes at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Produced for the British Council. [2]

  1. ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1941
  2. ^ Index to Vol.9 / No.s 97-108 / 1941-42
    February 21 and March 20
    37 Dartmouth
    Monthly Film Bulletin of the BFI