Cat no. 213458

About Anglia: HMS Gipsy

Running time5:56 Black & White Sound 1963 Felixstowe, Suffolk

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Documentary featuring archive footage and witness interviews recalling the sinking of HMS Gipsy off Felixstowe near Languard Fort on 21st November 1939.

Genre:

DocumentaryWartime

Documentary recalling the World War II attack by German seaplanes on the British merchant vessel ‘HMS Gipsy’ in November 1939, using archive footage, off-camera commentary and witness interviews to recall the tragic incident. Building site foreman, James Biddle, previously a naval switchboard operator, and pub landlord, Barry White, previously coxswain of a boat in Felixstowe dock, and first person on the scene; both recall that fateful night.

Featured People:

James Biddle, witness (interviewed); Barry White, witness (interviewed)

Featured Organisations:

British Navy

Featured Events:

The WWII attack and sinking of HMS Gipsy offshore at Felixstowe by a German seaplane on 21st November 1939.

Featured Buildings:

Languard Fort, Felixstowe; The Ferry Boat Inn, Lowestoft

Anglia Television

Dick Graham

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