Extract from Ulster

Extract from Ulster

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Irish Film Archive



black and white


03min 17sec




Irish Film Archive, The British Council

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The British Council

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This film shows Ulster's contribution to the war effort. It details the natural and industrial resources of Northern Ireland, from flax to shipbuilding and aircraft manufacture.

This title sourced from the Irish Film Archive.


The significant input of NI was not forgotten by Winston Churchill who, at the end of the war stated, ‘but for the loyalty of Northern Ireland and its devotion to what has now become the cause of 30 Governments of Nations, we should have been confronted with slavery and death, and the light which now shines so strongly throughout the world would have been quenched.’

Title sourced from the Irish Film Archive.

Shot List

Salting herrings and gutting fish. Hayfields and haystacks. 01:20 Outbreak of World War II. 01:30 Men walking on street with large number of cranes from Harland and Wolff in background. Welding, rivetting, ship under construction. 02:12 Interior of Shorts. Making shells. Women making nets. Interior tobacco factory.


Donald Taylor presents a Strand Film Production, Producer -Alexander Shaw; Director - Ralph Keene; Camera - Jo Jago, George Noble; Script - Reg Groves; Commentary written by St John Ervine; Spoken by - Robert MacDermot; Music Richard Addinsell; Music Director - Nuir Mathieson; Recordist - A Rhind.



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