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Britain at War: San Demetrio, London


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Starring Walter Fitzgerald as Charles Pollard and Mervyn Johns as John Boyle
Based on actual events, Ealing Studios' tribute to the Merchant Navy details the heroic recovery of the tanker San Demetrio by her crew. In November 1940,
900 miles from Britain and carrying 12,000 tons of petrol, the vessel was shelled by a German battleship and caught fire.
(Black and white)
FILMS: page 22


Screenplay: Robert Hamer
Screenplay/Director: Charles Frend
From the official account by: F. Tennyson Jesse
Producer: Michael Balcon
Charles Pollard: Walter Fitzgerald
John Boyle: Mervyn Johns
Hawkins: Ralph Michael
Yank Preston: Robert Beatty
Deckhand: Charles Victor
Bosun Fletcher: Frederick Piper
John Jamieson: Gordon Jackson

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Britain at War: San Demetrio, London

BBC One London, 8 October 1989 15.00

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