Ulster - Northern Ireland: In Peace and War



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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
Duration:11:25

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: -

Notes:

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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]















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