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TITLE
Before the Raid (6 of 8)
EXTERNAL ID
PORTMAHOMACKEDIT06
PLACENAME
Portmahomack
DISTRICT
Fearn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Tarbat
DATE OF RECORDING
1943
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
Jirí Weiss
SOURCE
Rosemary Mackay
ASSET ID
2745
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.

You can listen to Rosemary Mackay, a resident of Fearn, talk about her memories of the filming, by clicking on the link towards the foot of this page.

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

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Before the Raid (6 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 /> You can listen to Rosemary Mackay, a resident of Fearn, talk about her memories of the filming, by clicking on the link towards the foot of this page.<br /> <br /> (Extract Crown Copyright, courtesy of BFI National Archive / COI)