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    Full title reads: " "534" - I name thee Queen Mary' - Her Majesty launches giant Cunard-White-Star Liner at Clydebank."

    Clydebank, Scotland.

    King George V and Queen Mary walking along a platform at Clydebank shipyard before Queen launches the giant Cunard White Star liner "534". Masses of people are seen below the platform. King and Queen greet the crowds and leave the platform.

    King and Queen in the Royal box - shot through the glass. It is raining and the glass is wet so the picture is quite blurred. King stands in front of microphone and addresses the crowds (natural sound). He thanks the people for the welcome. He talks about the great ship and wishes her long and successful life.

    Queen (still behind the glass) launches the ship - natural sound. People cheer. 'Queen Mary' moves backwards and plunges into the sea. Several shots of the 'Queen Mary' in water.

    King and Queen shake hands with several men who worked on 'Queen Mary'. Crowds cheer. King and Queen on platform. Pan along "Queen Mary".

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. Mute version of item in 34/78.

    See sound version on PM0797.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:19:00 / 01:46:07:00
    34/78 / UNI GAZ ROLL 9
    Sort Number:
    34/078 / UNI GAZ 009
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    Travel & Exploration Historical Figures & Celebrities
    LINER Cunard Archive
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The number "534" in this clip refers to the hull number of the ship about to be named "Queen Mary".

    The launch seen here took place on 26 September 1934.

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