Newsletters

Below are some of the latest newsletters and information regarding Snowbow Productions.


November 2016

18th November 2016 by Des Cox

A very merry Christmas from Snowbow Productions! And what better way to celebrate it than to just pour a little drink or two and sit back to enjoy two new great ship DVDs from our award winning series “The Great Liners”.

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November 2013

22nd November 2013 by Des Cox

London’s Royal DocksWhat wonderful memories pictures like the one above bring back. Can you feel the cold, smell the smells and hear the cacophony of sounds that somehow managed to bring everything together into an almost perfect maritime harmony. Strange how few, if any of my experiences in life have such a fond and lasting friendly memory as those very special days when London really was the biggest and busiest sea-port in the world.

How I would love to be able to really turn back the hands of time and, if only for a short while, be able to travel back to that age when we were all so much younger than we are today (Sound’s a bit Beatle-ish doesn’t it!) and when every day was full of adventure and excitement.

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March 2012

8th March 2012 by Des Cox

You would think that sending out a regular news letter would be one of the easiest tasks in the world, but somehow so many things come colliding into my little world that throws everything out of joint. Anyway, here we are again with the chance to bring you up-to-date with all that is happening.

It has been over three years since we last produced a new programme in our very successful series of “The Great Liners”, mainly because we were so heavily involved in producing the documentary about the “Arctic Convoys” – “The Worst Journey in the World”, which if you haven’t seen already… is a must! (On our website: www.snowbow.co.uk)

It really was a difficult programme to make and required working with the Russians on all levels including politically and military, all of which took so much time. We also worked with the Norwegian Government and military, together with the RAF and RN, so all in all, when you appreciate that I do all this on my own, it is a huge task.

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December 2010

10th December 2010 by Des Cox

I am more than a little behind in writing a news letter, but I have a very good excuse. I have actually spent the past three years making a video documentary titled "The Worst Journey in the World", which tells the remarkable story of those notorious WW2 Arctic Convoys to Russia.

What I find remarkable is that this documentary, which has been made both for TV and DVD release, is the only one ever to have been made, totally dedicated to telling the story of those convoys and the horrendous conditions the brave young men and even teenage boys, had to face against not only the almost endless onslaught of the German air and sea forces, but also an horrendous weather cocktail of mountainous seas and sub-zero arctic temperatures, with just the occasional cup of lukewarm tea and a thin, 1940s duffle-coat to protect you from the biting, freezing winds that tore their pain deep into the living nightmare these brave seafarers lived with. 

It's a story that for some reason, despite its huge importance in bringing about the final victory, just seems to have almost slipped away into obscurity, together with the stories of the daily battles those young men and boys had to confront.

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April 2009

1st April 2009 by Des Cox

It’s April 2009 and we will shortly leave for our next voyage of Maritime Memories, taking us from Istanbul to the Black Sea, Greek Islands, Malta, Sicily, Sorrento, Rome, Corsica, Almeria, Gibraltar, Cadiz, Lisbon and arriving back in Harwich on the 24th May.

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