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  • Description

    Full title reads: "New German Liner. 'Potsdam' launched at Hamburg".

    Hamburg, German.

    VS of German liner ship 'Potsdam'. MS shipyard workers knock way supporting chocks from the keel. Top view of crowd watching. More shots of workers. Top view of VIPs for launching ceremony. Good crowd shots. LS naval officer smashes bottle against hull and the ship starts to slide down slipway. VS of 'Potsdam' as she is launched. Pan across crowd giving Nazi salute. The liner slides in water.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1935
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    85187
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2963.03
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:59:00 / 01:03:58:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 30
    Sort Number:
    UNI GAZ 030
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Travel & Exploration Religion & Politics
  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The launching seen here took place on 16 January 1935.

    Fitting-out work then took place, and the ship was finally commissioned on 27 January 1936.

    The ship was seized by the Allies during WWII, and later sailed under the names "Empire Fowey" and "Empire Jewel" up until it's scrapping in 1976.

  2. British Pathé says

    Very helpful. Thanks jamied.

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