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  • Description

    Title reads: "New Naval Commander-in-Chief".

    Location of events unknown, at sea somewhere in British waters.

    L/S of 2 flags flying from ship's mast. The flags represent the departing Admiral of the fleet Sir Charles Forbes and his successor, Admiral Tovey. M/S of newly appointed Commander in Chief of Royal Navy, Admiral Tovey, coming aboard flagship of home fleet. He salutes before shaking hands with his predecessor, Admiral Forbes. Forbes then introduces Tovey to officers on board ship. Forbes then says goodbye to his officers and men and walks down gangway to his personal barge. M/S of line of sailors blowing whistles. Low angled shot of Forbes' flag being lowered. C/U of Tovey. More shots of Forbes' barge departing.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    37706
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1065.17
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:27:00 / 01:36:34:00
    Canister:
    41/1
    Sort Number:
    41/001
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour War & Revolution
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Although this clip wasn't released in to cinemas until January 1941, the ceremony seen here actually took place on 2 December 1940.

    "2 flags flying from ship's mast" - the ship is HMS Nelson.

    "Admiral Tovey" is Admiral Sir John Tovey".

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