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 Author  Topic: Elco PT Boat Company Video On UTube


Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder  Posted on: Jul 24, 2008 - 6:35am
Hi there.

There is a three part series titled PT Boats - Giant Killers on UTube. Some of the film is from the Elco Company. There is a lot t here showing the construction of the boats at the Elco plant. I thought that perhaps some of you may not be aware this film is there and would like to see it. There is some colour footage of the boats running at high speed.

Cheers from PeterTareBuilder

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"Give me a faster PT boat for I'd like to get out of harm's way!"

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Drew Cook


Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Jul 27, 2008 - 3:02pm

Yes, "Giant Killers" has long been a favorite of PT buffs, and a lot of us have had it on video tape for years. I believe it's now also available on DVD, and remains a fascinating, in-color look at the wartime building of the 80' Elco PTs at the Bayonne plant.

The "other" World War II PT boat documentary, Warner Bros. "Devil Boats," is also on YouTube -- but in black & white. Even though several wartime advertisements for the film prominently state it to be "In Technicolor," I've never seen it in color, nor do I know of anyone who has unearthed a color copy of it yet (at least not for public viewing or purchase).

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