The Return of the Vikings

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The Return of the Vikings is a 1944 British short feature from Ealing Studios, directed and co-written by Charles Frend. [1] [2] It is a dramatised documentary concerning a Norwegian fishing boat in time of war. [3]



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  1. Return of the Vikings, The Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 11, Iss. 121, (Jan 1, 1944): 88.
  2. "CIVIC THEATRE". The Manning River Times And Advocate For The Northern Coast Districts Of New South Wales]]. Vol. 77, no. 9516. New South Wales, Australia. 9 March 1946. p. 2. Retrieved 18 August 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  3. "The Return of the Vikings (1944)". BFI.