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TITLE
Sheila Forbes with cast members of 'Before the Raid'
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PORTMAHOMACK_01
PLACENAME
Portmahomack
DISTRICT
Fearn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Tarbat
DATE OF IMAGE
1942
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Rosemary Mackay
ASSET ID
29565
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War Two
Second World War
World War II
Sheila Forbes with cast members of 'Before the Raid'

This image shows Sheila Forbes, a resident of Portmahomack, sitting with two cast members of 'Before the Raid', a British propaganda film made in the 'Port' in 1942 (released in 1943). The 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 and this image was taken and developed surreptitiously.

At the time this image was taken, Sheila was a wireless operator with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force at Tain firing range. Her sister, Rosemary Mackay, recently talked to Am Baile about the film and her audio recordings will be available on the site very soon.

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Sheila Forbes with cast members of 'Before the Raid'

ROSS: Tarbat

1940s

World War 2; World War Two; Second World War; World War II

Rosemary Mackay

This image shows Sheila Forbes, a resident of Portmahomack, sitting with two cast members of 'Before the Raid', a British propaganda film made in the 'Port' in 1942 (released in 1943). The 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 and this image was taken and developed surreptitiously.<br /> <br /> At the time this image was taken, Sheila was a wireless operator with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force at Tain firing range. Her sister, Rosemary Mackay, recently talked to Am Baile about the film and her audio recordings will be available on the site very soon.