• Short Summary

    Malcolm Campbell presents trophy to Captain of French transatlantic liner, 'Normandie'.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Blue Riband presented to "Normandie"."

    On board French transatlantic liner, Normandie, mid Channel, Blue Riband of the Atlantic presented to Captain Thoreux by Malcolm Campbell.

    Various L/Ss of ship at sea. M/S of officers on bridge. Various shots of presentation ceremony. Mr H K Hales, MP, makes a speech. We then see Campbell and Thoreux shake hands. In the middle of the room is a massive, very ornate trophy - the Blue Riband. Other dignitaries are also present including Dr Lauria of Italy and Herr Lindemann of Germany.

    According to narrator, Campbell states in his presentation speech "if Britain is to lose the trophy they would rather France held it than anyone else".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    943.06
    Media URN:
    16043
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:18:00 / 01:05:56:00
    Canister:
    37/92

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The trophy is being awarded to the SS Normandie for an Atlantic Crossing it made between 18-22 March 1937, which was then the world's fastest such crossing.

    "Captain Thoreux" is Pierre Thoreux.

    "H K Hales" is Harold K Hales.

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