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    No title. Ocean liner "Queen Mary" leaves Southampton, Hampshire for Long Beach, United States of America (USA).

    Angle shot looking up at bow of Queen Mary. Panning shot Queen Mary at Southampton Dock. Nearer shot ditto. Captain Jones (former captain of "Queen Elizabeth") on bridge with Sir Basil Smallpiece, Chairman of Cunard. C/U Sir Basil, pan to Captain Jones. L/S looking from bridge to bow, pan to Captain Jones. M/S Captain Jones on bridge with Robert Crow, Vice-Mayor from Long Beach, California, where the Queen Mary is going, and Sir. Basil Smallpiece. C/U the Vice-Mayor talking.

    L/S Marines band playing "Auld Lang Syne" on quayside. Nearer shot ditto. Panning shot banner "Farewell and Good Luck Queen Mary". L/S crowds on quayside throwing streamers. Angle shot streamers being thrown from sun deck of Queen Mary. Angle shot looking up at the streamers. Angle shot ditto. L/S gangway is moved from deck for the last time. M/S passengers waving and throwing streamers from bridge. L/S crowds on quayside and streamers floating around.

    Angle shot formation of helicopters flying over liner in anchor formation. Back view helicopters fly away. Panning shot from crowds waving on the quayside to Queen Mary going slowly leaving docks. Various shots ditto. C/U man and woman waving. L/S Queen Mary. Panning C/U helicopters flying past. The Queen Mary sails away escorted by HMS Wakeful, sailors lined up on deck. L/S Queen Mary sailors in foreground on deck.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:14:00 / 01:40:04:00
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