• Short Summary

    Five Canadian destroyers, including the 'Skeena' and the 'Crescent' wound up their five-day goodwill visit to Tokyo with an 'open day' in Tokyo Harbour.

  • Description

    Five Canadian destroyers, including the 'Skeena' and the 'Crescent' wound up their five-day goodwill visit to Tokyo with an 'open day' in Tokyo Harbour. Thousands of Japanese civilians, including many children, thronged the quayside and were invited aboard to see the inbicacies of these modern warships. A cordon of police had to keep the surging crowd at bay as they waited for the official 'opening time' and a mad rush occurred when the gates were opened. All the visitors were made to leave their cameras at the gates, but at least one group of young enthusiasts made a graphic recording of the occasion with their pencils and paper. In all, fifteen thousand people visited the ships during the day.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9JI1DMGLYO58FMQM6P6AOD0WQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9JI1DMGLYO58FMQM6P6AOD0WQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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