In Which We Serve
In Which We Serve is a 1942 British patriotic war film directed by Noël Coward and David Lean, who made his debut as a director. It was made during the Second World War with the assistance of the Ministry of Information.
The film opens with the narration: "This is the story of a ship". In 1941 HMS Torrin engages German transports in a night-time action during the Battle of Crete but at dawn the destroyer comes under attack from German bombers. A critical hit forces the crew to abandon ship as it rapidly capsizes. Some of the officers and ratings manage to find a Carley float while being intermittently strafed by German planes.
|award||Academy Honorary Award National Board of Review Award for Best Film National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|director||David Lean Noël Coward|
|events||World War II|
|keywords||abandon ship alexandria battle of crete battle of narvik battleship british expeditionary force carley float coldstream guards dunkirk evacuation kill life raft naval officer naval rating officer phoney war plymouth blitz rat rating strafe survive told in flashback torpedo walk wound write|
|musicBy||Clifton Parker Noël Coward|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay|
|publisher||British Lion Films|