Gosport’s Past in Motion

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On this page you can find some interesting film on Gosport’s past

  • D-Day FAQs answered!

    The experts at the D-Day Museum answer your Frequently Asked Questions about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

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  • D-Day Museum drama by Blackout44

    A short film about a drama telling the story of a young soldier who fought during the Normandy Landings in 1944. Years later his grand-daughter Sophie discovers a trunk in the attic which leads him to relive the memories that were hidden away for so …

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  • D-Day: The Untold Chapter

    This documentary was made by young people from Portsmouth who were part of the D-Day Museum’s Youth Advisory Board, known as Blackout44. Also see the ‘Making of’ film at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNjWc… It was planned, filmed and edited by the young people with the support of Millstream …

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  • An Island Fortress

    An Island Fortress 1941 British Pathe “An Island Fortress”.  http://www.britishpathe.com/video/an-island-fortress Off British Coast. Various L/Ss of a fortress constructed from concrete and metal built in the sea of few miles from the coast. Shots are taken from a launch approaching the fortress. The fortress was …

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      Published on 3 Sep 2015 This rare WWII British film shows the operation of a Sea Fort, a fortified tower equipped with anti-aircraft guns and heavy artillery. The fort in question appears to be Horse Sand Fort, one of the larger Royal Commission sea …

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  • Gods Port Our Haven S

    1959 film of Gosport

    A fascinating film from the Wessex Film and Sound Archive profiling the town of Gosport before its transformation by modern development. This valuable visual record emphasises the town’s relationship to Portsmouth Harbour while also featuring historic streets, buildings and housing – much of it sadly …

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  • Last Cooper

    Last Cooper in Cooperage Green, Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport

    Watch this fascinating film, on the last cooper in Cooperage Green, produced by United Motion Pictures for The Department of the Environment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VyGs9rBRCs  

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