Little Ships of England - Boatbuilding in Britain

'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.' [1]

Date: 1943
Duration: 13:--

Director: -
Production Company: Spectator Films
Producer: -
Cinematographer: Cyril Bristow
Composer: Ken Hughes (Possibly this Ken Hughes)
Narration: Norman Shelley
Editor: Ralph Kemplen
Sound Recording: W.S. Bland

Length: 35mm:1185/1191ft. 16mm: 480ft.

Distributor: M.G.M.


Withdrawn from circulation by 1946.

National Archive File: TNA BW 4-4 - 'Little Ships of England'

Still from 'Little Ships of England' - Taken from 'Films of Britain 1942-43'
Further Information

Spectator Short Films
13 minutes. 35mm: 1191ft. 16mm: 480ft.
Certificate: U
Distributors: M.G.M.
Producers: Spectator
1185ft / 13mins
The building of various types of small craft. Produced for the British Council. [2]

  1. ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-43
  2. ^ Monthly Film Bulletin of the BFI
    Index to Vol.10 / No.s 109-120 / 1943-44
    New Short Films Issued between August 21 and September 20 [1943]
    105 Little Ships of England