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    Selected Originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Dangerous Silence (aka Ship Launch)" - 57/24.

    This is the original Dutch story from which some of the footage is used for the newsreel story. It has Dutch voiceover.

    Rotterdam, Holland (Netherlands).

    Pan across Rotterdam shipyard. Shot of a new ship 'Prince of the Netherlands" which is shortly to be launched by the Queen Juliana. Several M/S of the Queen Juliana of Holland wearing fur coat as she walks with dignitaries towards the ship. Queen and several men are lifted up to launching platform. L/A shot of the stern of nicely decorated new ship, name of the ship is seen. Several shots of the Queen Juliana launching ship. She breaks a bottle of Champagne, declares the boat launched and pules a rope. As she is pulling it, she whispers something to man next to her - as if she is confused or something is wrong. Several shots of the boat moving away. There are people on the boat - they wave to the Queen and dignitaries and the Queen waves back to them. Boat slips into the sea. Queen looks pleased.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:39:00 / 01:29:25:00
    57/24 E (Selected Originals)
    Sort Number:
    57/024 E
  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics
  • Stills

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

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