Follow the link below to watch some rare film footage of World War 2 soldiers marching through Rottingdean! See Saltdean’s Ocean Hotel before it became Butlins! Panoramic views of Saltdean! A stroll in the grounds of St Aubyn’s school in Rottingdean and last but not least a dog climbing a ladder, what’s not to love!
Or tap on the image below to go to the EUscreen video link:
[Children on Roof at Saltdean]
SUMMARY IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Made during the Second World War, this amateur film shows members of the Williams family using a ladder to climb onto the roof of their house in Saltdean. The children are seen playing on the roof with their dog. Shots also show soldiers parading on the A259 followed by several army tanks and military vehicles in Rottingdean.
The EUscreen portal offers free online access to thousands of items of audiovisual heritage. It brings together clips that provide an insight into the social, cultural, political and economic events that have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries. As well as chronicling important historical events, the EUscreen portal allows you to explore television programmes that focus on everyday experience. EUscreen is also intended to be a resource for educators, researchers and media professionals searching for new audiovisual content from across Europe.
The EUscreen portal was built by a consortium of European audiovisual archives, public broadcasters, academic and technical partners. It has been funded by the European Commission. The EUscreen project ran from 2009 – 2012 under the FP7 programme. Its successor, EUscreenXL, began in 2013 and runs until 2016 under the CIP ICT-PSP support programme.
The main objective of the project is to aggregate a comprehensive amount of professional audiovisual content. A large number of clips and programmes have been selected by broadcasters and archives from all across Europe.
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