• Short Summary

    THE 27TH NAUTICAL SALON, OCCUPYING BOTH BANKS OF A TWO-MILE STRETCH OF THE SEINE BETWEEN THE ALMA AND DEBILLY BRIDGES IN PARIS, OPENED ON SEPT. 29 FOR SEVENTEEN DAYS.

  • Description

    THE 27TH NAUTICAL SALON, OCCUPYING BOTH BANKS OF A TWO-MILE STRETCH OF THE SEINE BETWEEN THE ALMA AND DEBILLY BRIDGES IN PARIS, OPENED ON SEPT. 29 FOR SEVENTEEN DAYS.

    SOME 1,200 VESSELS OF ALL TYPES IN SPECIAL DISPLAYS BY THE FRENCH NAVY, THE MERCHANT FLEET AND THE PLEASURE CRAFT INDUSTRY, AS WELL AS FOREIGN EXHIBITS FROM TWELVE COUNTRIES, DREW LARGE CROWDS ON OPENING DAY.

    IN THE NAVAL SECTION TWO EXAMPLES OF THE MODERN ARMAMENT OF FRENCH WARSHIPS WERE ON SHOW. THE MASURCA IS AN ANTI-AIRCRAFT ROCKET WITH A RANGE OF 20 MILES. THE MALAFON MISSILE IS AN ANTI-SUBMARINE WEAPON CARRYING A TORPEDO WITH ACOUSTIC HOMING HEAD.

    FRENCH BOATING ENTHUSIASTS - THERE ARE SOME 400,000 CLUB MEMBERS AND MANY MORE WHO DO NOT BELONG TO ANY ORGANISATION - ADMIRED THE UNSINKABLE RENAULT FIVE-SEATER RUNABOUT, KNOWN AS THE "DAUPHINE OF THE SEA". THE POLYESTER-FIBRE CRAFT IS POWERED BY A FOUR-STROKE GORDINI ENGINE WHICH CONSUMES JUST UNDER TWO GALLONS OF PETROL AT 30 MPH.

    A CLOSER LOOK AT THE NEW OCEAN LINER "FRANCE" - NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT SAINT-NAZAIRE - WAS AFFORDED BY A REVOLVING MODEL AND REPLICAS OF HER FIRST AND TOURIST CLASS CABINS. THE 66,000-TON LINER - A FLOATING 1,000-ROOM HOTEL - WILL GO ONE HER SEA TRIALS NEXT JANUARY AND START HER MAIDEN VOYAGE FROM LE HAVRE TO NEW YORK ON FEB. 3.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5UYYHV7CWT1JDK6TC6PFYCMAG
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UYYHV7CWT1JDK6TC6PFYCMAG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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