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TITLE
Before the Raid (3 of 8)
EXTERNAL ID
PORTMAHOMACKEDIT03
PLACENAME
Portmahomack
DISTRICT
Fearn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Tarbat
DATE OF RECORDING
1943
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
Jirí Weiss
SOURCE
Rosemary Mackay
ASSET ID
2739
KEYWORDS
World War II
World War 2
Second World War
films

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This short video film extract is from 'Before the Raid', a British propaganda film made in Portmahomack in 1942 (released in 1943). The 40 minute film was directed by Jiri Weiss, a Jewish native of Prague, who was forced to leave Czechoslovakia in 1938, at the time of the German occupation.

Portmahomack was chosen because it resembled a typical Norwegian fishing village where the action was supposed to have taken place. The local residents were sworn to secrecy about the shooting.

The two children in this image have been identified as Bill Forbes and his sister, Isobel. They stayed at Bindal Farm during the war where their father was a cattleman. Their cousin, Rosie Mackay, still lives in the area and her memories of the filming can be heard by accessing the link towards the foot of this page.

(Extract Crown Copyright, courtesy of BFI National Archive / COI)

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Before the Raid (3 of 8)

ROSS: Tarbat

1940s

World War II; World War 2; Second World War; films

Rosemary Mackay

Before the Raid

This short video film extract is from 'Before the Raid', a British propaganda film made in Portmahomack in 1942 (released in 1943). The 40 minute film was directed by Jiri Weiss, a Jewish native of Prague, who was forced to leave Czechoslovakia in 1938, at the time of the German occupation.<br /> <br /> Portmahomack was chosen because it resembled a typical Norwegian fishing village where the action was supposed to have taken place. The local residents were sworn to secrecy about the shooting.<br /> <br /> The two children in this image have been identified as Bill Forbes and his sister, Isobel. They stayed at Bindal Farm during the war where their father was a cattleman. Their cousin, Rosie Mackay, still lives in the area and her memories of the filming can be heard by accessing the link towards the foot of this page.<br /> <br /> (Extract Crown Copyright, courtesy of BFI National Archive / COI)