• Short Summary

    When Britain's 83,000-ton trans atlantic liner Queen Elizabeth docked near her sister ship Queen Mary at Southampton Aug 15, the big question was: would she sail again to USA Aug 18 as scheduled, or would she too, like the Queen Mary, become a victim to the paralysis of the unofficial seamen's strike.

  • Description

    When Britain's 83,000-ton trans atlantic liner Queen Elizabeth docked near her sister ship Queen Mary at Southampton Aug 15, the big question was: would she sail again to USA Aug 18 as scheduled, or would she too, like the Queen Mary, become a victim to the paralysis of the unofficial seamen's strike.

    As the crew came ashore they were met by placard-bearing strikers, and told about a mass meeting to be held Aug 16. The Master of the Queen Elizabeth told reporters that on the way over he'd addressed the ship's company.

    It had been straightforward talk, and the men seemed to appreciate it very much. "I got a cheer at the end", he said. "I have no reason to think that our crew will let down the passengers".

    As Queen Elizabeth docked, passengers stranded by the non-sailing of the Queen Mary were being air-lifted across the Atlantic to the US.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8GTDJ0XGVGGHZU3W09Q0RD8LH
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GTDJ0XGVGGHZU3W09Q0RD8LH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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