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A look at the lives of Britain's hardworking fishermen, and how their work has been changed by war.
Fishermen of England
'The men of the trawlers and drifters set out at dawn on voyages of any- thing from twenty to four thousand miles. This is a wartime picture of fishing and of fishermen who sail in all weathers through perilous seas.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1940)
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