Christening New Speedboat 'empire Day' At… 1938

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Slough, Berkshire (was Buckinghamshire).

Various shots of a new speedboat, 'Empire Day' being christened by Lord Strabolgi with champagne, then with lemonade. The lemonade is in honour of the man who designed the boat - Lawrence of Arabia (T E Lawrence) - who was a teetotaller. Lawrence's friend...

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Cataloguer:
Sarah
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
17193
Sort Number:
38/042
Time in/Out:
01:41:32:00 / 01:41:54:00
Canister:
38/42
Film ID:
965.41
Issue Date:
25/05/1938

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