This film was taken during the Iceland Cod Wars in the 1970s and documents the conditions and work out at sea on a British trawler. The Cod Wars were a series of confrontations in the 1950s and 1970s between the UK and Iceland concerning the fishing rights and territorial waters in the North Atlantic.
This film is a tremendous documentation of the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police’s recruiting process in 1940. As a complete account of the procedures, the filmmaker captures the initial application stage, and continues right the way through the training process to the final inspection by the Chief Constable.
This is the second of two reels of film taken by Peter Thornton of Farsley, Leeds, most likely while stationed in Egypt towards the end of the Second World War. It features scenes of locals in a more rural area going about their everyday life.