Rule Britannia 1928

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    Full titles read: '"Rule Britannia!" Pictures to thrill every British heart (taken by special permission) during Atlantic Battle Fleet Manoeuvres.'

    Location of events unidentified - Portland, Dorset, perhaps?

    Various shots show British warships on a rough sea during Atlantic Battle Fleet Manoeuvres.

    Intertitle reads: 'H.M.S. Eagle... World's finest floating aerodrome.'
    Several L/Ss of aircraft carrier HMS Eagle; some great shots show biplanes taking off and landing on the ship - this is lovely footage.

    More shots of warships on the extremely rough sea as huge waves crash over their bows. Nice shot taken from the bridge (?) of the ship our cameraman is on, as we see the waves foaming over our bow.

    Intertitle reads: 'Truly... we can... as the late Admiral "Jackie" Fisher told us, "Sleep sound in our beds."
    C/U of the White Ensign flag of the British Royal Navy flying from a pole.

    Note: this is a yellow nitrate print, transferred as same - and it looks great!

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:34:20:00 / 01:37:56:00
    G 1491
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    G 1491
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