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.
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Crowd make a mad rush to the warships as the gates are opened. Spectators walking up the gangplank. Japanese police keep back the crowd at the foot of the gangplank. Kids looking at the anti-aircraft guns. 3 takes. Sister ships of the "Skeena" which are designed for nuclear combat purposes.
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School kids on wharf sketching the flagship "Crescent". Closeup of the sketch. Sketch of the bow of the "Crescent". Spectators aboard the "Skeena" and her sister ships. Canadian sailor helps a Japanese woman down from the "Skeena" because the steps are too steep. Spectators walking up the gangplank to board the "Skeena". Canadian sailors signing autographs. Japanese kids manipulating the light signals. Spectators aboard the "Skeena" and her sister ships. Radar antenna is attached between the barrels of two guns.
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Background: 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.