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    Portland, Dorset.

    Title: " ... 'SHIPMATES of MINE'. 'Till the trumpet sounds and your Captain awakes you' ... Navy mourns lost Comrades of the L 24".

    C/U of a large wreath on the bow of a battleship, a sailor stands nearby with his head bowed. M/S of a sailor lowering the Cross of St. George flag to half mast. L/S of the sister vessel - the L 25 - moving past the camera. High angled shot of the battleship deck, a minister officiates as a battalion of sailors fire their rifles into the air. M/S of the wreath suspended on a rope over the side of the ship. More shots of the memorial service on deck, we see the sailors stand at ease, several journalists walk off frame carrying their cameras.

    Various C/Us of three sailors helping a diver out of his bulky suit, while this happens the diver talks to an officer - possibly reporting back on what he saw under water - maybe the wreck of the submarine? More shots of the diver coming out of his suit - a very complicated procedure! High angled shot of the deck of a boat, there is a lot of activity - sailors are coiling up a long piece of rubber tubing. C/U of the diver pulling a sweater on. C/U of the diver pulling on a rubber suit, they then screw on a metal helmet, rubber tubing is attached to the suit, the glass front of the helmet is fastened. High angled shot of the diver climbing down the side of the vessel into the sea. Various shots of the diver, having come out of the sea being helped from his suit. C/U of two sailors kneeling on the deck inspecting the rubber tubing attached to the helmet.

    Note: there is another story about the sinking of a submarine - TOLL FOR THE BRAVE - also on G 1052. AH 2000.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:23:00 / 01:30:41:00
    G 1052
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    G 1052
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    Travel & Exploration War & Revolution Historical Figures & Celebrities
    Royal Navy, Dorset
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