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    Titles read: "NAVAL TERMS ILLUSTRATED".

    Somewhere out at sea.

    Various shots explain the meaning of several naval terms with the help of British sailors on a ship at sea. A number of sailors rush onto the top deck to illustrate 'All hands on deck', then they all put their hands on the deck to show what the term doesn't mean.

    M/S of the anchor being raised is what 'weighing the anchor' means. A sailor pretends to really weigh the anchor with weights on deck. C/U of a sailor blowing a Bosun's Pipe, not to be confused with "the foul-smelling thing smoked by the Bosun", as we see a bearded sailor smoking a pipe.

    A sailor lazes in the sun on deck. This is not the 'Lazy Leadsman'; we see the real Lazy Leadsman at work, assisting the leadsman who takes soundings of the depth of water. 'Plotting a course' does not mean a sailor selecting food from a menu, but working out the ship's course on a chart.

    Finally we are told that when a sailor refers to 'astern' he means 'backwards', not "a stern of this sort" - as we see a C/U of a sailor's bottom!

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    44463
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1348.10
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:13:00 / 01:12:38:00
    Canister:
    42/104
    Sort Number:
    42/104
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Travel & Exploration War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    Naval Ships
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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