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    Cuts from newsreel 46/84 - personalities interviewed on board the Queen Elizabeth before it departs for United States of America.

    Southampton, Hampshire.

    Ship "Queen Elizabeth" begins her first trip as a civilian liner. Various shots of Captain Sir James Bisset. VS of the youngest member of the crew, Billy Bath (looks like a porter, cannot be more than about 12 years old). VS of Pathe's John Parsons going on board ship. Various ext shots of the Liner Queen Elizabeth in dock. - Spacing - VS of Band leader Ambrose and singer Evelyn Dall. Shots of luggage being loaded. Shots of liner as her moorings are released. People wave her off from the Quay. Various shots of ship leaving docks, escorted out of harbour by tug boats. John Parson's interviews various celebrities. possibly including Nuremberg judge Sir Norman Birkett and Nuffield car-king Sir Miles Thomas. More shots of the gangplank being removed.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:33:00 / 01:08:58:00
    UN 1591 B / UNI GAZ ROLL 52
    Sort Number:
    UN 1591 B / UNI GAZ 052
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities Travel & Exploration Entertainment & Humour
    QE Refugees Boat
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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