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    Item title reads - The tragedy of the 'Vestris'. U.S. American shipper arrives with 121 survivors of worst sea tragedy of recent years. America (USA, U.S.A.).

    L/S of a rescue ship with two smaller boats at its side.

    Intertitle - 'Lionel Licorish, Quartermaster who saved 20 from the sea.' M/S of him sat on some canvas, he takes his hat off.

    Intertitle - 'Mrs Clara. G. Ball - hailed as the 'world's bravest woman' - rescued after 22 hours in the sea.' M/S of her leaning against the ship's rail smiling.

    Intertitle - 'Captain William Carey, a true Briton, went down with his ship.' Footage of the captain talking to another man on the deck of a ship.

    Intertitle - 'The grim harvest of the sea.' L/S as rescue ship sails along. Various shots as the makeshift coffins of the victims are carried along by sailors and placed together on the ship, sailors salute as they are brought past.

    Note: there is a longer item with the same title and some of the same footage in G 1558 on *PM0768*.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:01:34:00
    G 1558
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    G 1558
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    Science & Technology
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