Ulster - Northern Ireland: In Peace and War

Still from 'Ulster'
'Ulster, famous for scenic beauty, great shipyards, fields of flax, is loyally participating in the Empire’s war effort. Day and night the ships are built: the looms of Belfast, industrial centre of the world’s linen trade, are busy with wings for aeroplanes and equipment for soldiers; from Ulster’s farms comes food for Britain.' [1]

Date: 1941

Director: Ralph Keene
Production Company: Strand Film Company
Producer: Alexander Shaw
Cinematographer: Jo Jago, and George Noble
Composer: Richard Addinsell
Narration: Robert MacDermot
Editor: -
Sound Recording: A. Rhind
Script by: Reg Groves
Commentary by: St. John Ervine
Musical Director: Muir Mathieson

Length: 35mm: 1127ft. 16mm: 450ft.

Distributor: -


Still from 'Ulster' - The Waiotira
The ocean liner MV Waiotira can be seen being built in the Belfast shipyards at the beginning of the film [1:05]. This ship was built in Belfast by Harland & Wolff in 1939, and was sadly torpedoed on 26th December 1940 by a German submarine about halfway between Iceland and Scotland whilst enroute to the UK from Sydney, Australia. One crew-member perished.[2]

  1. ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1941
  2. ^ http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?13068