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    Fairfields Yard, Govan, Scotland.

    This is the exact duplicate of the newsreel story QUEEN LAUNCHES EMPRESS OF BRITAIN found in the same issue (film ID 531.38). However, the paperwork states this is a Special for Scotland item.

    GV. Dockside. Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by VIP's walking through crowds to launching platform, & SV. AS. Side of ship showing name "Empress of Britain". SV. Queen receiving bouquet by two year old Robert Bruce, grandson of Lord Allain, Chairman of Fairfields Shipyards. Queen receives bouquet. GV. Massed crowds watching. SV. Queen walking to launching platform. SCU. Queen standing in front of microphone. Natural sound: "I name this ship, etc. ...all who sail in her." CU. Bottle hits bow of ship. SV. Pan with ship as she slips down the launching ramp. SV. Side of ship and propellors ploughing through water. SCU. Queen smiling and watching from launching platform, with Duke of Edinburgh. GV. Ship in water and chains being dragged away from launching ramp. CU. Queen watching looking very interested. GV. Empress of Britain launched.

    (Lav.) (Orig.K.)

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  • Data

    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:40:00 / 01:57:18:00
    55/51 Special
    Sort Number:
    55/051 Special
  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration Trade & Industry Historical Figures & Celebrities
    The Queen's UK visits Launches Launches
  • Stills

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

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