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    Several shots of the officers onboard Royal Navy Ship at sea. Various shots of an army officer (unclear which army) visiting the ship. He talks to ship officers and inspects the troops lined up on the deck.

    Various shots of the navy officers in the officers' lounge onboard the ship. They are relaxing - talking, reading newspapers etc.

    Various shots of the general activity onboard destroyer. Men are seen relaxing, checking guns, cleaning deck, looking through naval instruments etc.

    Various shots of the destroyer at sea. More ships at sea.

    High ranking officers lined up onboard one of the ship. Various shots of a group of destroyers at sea - looks like some sort of manoeuvre. High ranking officers onboard one of the ships. Two of the officers are seen talking. Marines posing by the ship's guns.

    Note: German battle cruiser Scharnhorst was sunk on 26th of December 1943 in the Atlantic. Five ships took part in the action: Belfast, Norfolk, Sheffield, Duke of York and Jamaica. This footage is probably aftermath of the action.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    73605
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1931.02
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:06:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:40:00 / 01:07:57:00
    Canister:
    UN 799 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 0799 B
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Comments (2)

  1. creag an tuirc says

    Note: German battle cruiser Scharnhorst was sunk on 26th of December 1943 in the Atlantic. Five ships took part in the action: Belfast, Norfolk, Sheffield, Duke of York and Jamaica. This footage is probably aftermath of the action.

    Rubbish. Everything indicates that the film is taken in summertime. Most of it on a Norwegian destroyer, so the visiting Army officer is of course Norwegian, as he speaks so easily with the sailors. The latter part is filmed on board a Pirnce of Wales class battleship.

    Mats Laurin, Sweden laurin.mats@gmail.com

  2. jamied says

    I agree with the previous contributor that this is a Norwegian ship - several of the men seen in the clip are wearing caps bearing the words "Kgl Norske Marine", identifying them as members of the Royal Norwegian Navy.

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