This one-hour historical lecture discusses the 66-year history of Navy's maximum-security prison by using a combination of historical photos as well as extended video clips from the documentary anthology titled, The Castle: Stories of the Portsmouth Naval Prison.
The extended video clips cover three different time periods of the Naval prison's history: the end of World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War era, featuring interviews with Marines and Navy personnel who served at the Naval Prison.
Mr. Novello's presentation features rarely seen footage from a 1971 Navy film about the prison. Also included is footage from the National Archive showing captured German U-Boat crews escorted to the Naval prison.
Plus, 100 year old silent movie footage where Naval prisoners and the prison were used as extras in a 1919 silent movie feature. The writer and producer of this silent movie was the Naval prison's only civilian commander, Thomas Mott Osborne, a former prison warden from New York.
LECTURE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING VIDEO CLIPS:
SCENES FROM: The Castle & TMO@The Castle & Stanley's Commander
PLUS BONUS VIDEO CLIPS:
SCENES FROM: Alain Jousse, USN @The Castle &
Robert Hogendyk @TheCastle (former prisoner)
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Prisoner Artwork "Hotel De La Castle"
This preview is to one of the documentaries about the Portsmouth Naval Prison aka The Castle. Video clips from this documentary will be used in his historical lecture.
This is the preview to the second documentary about the Portsmouth Naval Prison aka The Castle called, TMO @ The Castle about Thomas Mott Osborne, the only civilian commander of the Naval Prison after World War I. He brought controversy, reform and a movie crew as commander of the Naval prison. Osborne is highlighted in the early history of the prison and historical lecture.