• Short Summary

    Thirteen ships of the British Mediterranean Fleet arrived Istanbul, Turkey, July 9 for a week's courtesy visit.

  • Description

    1.
    GTV. Istanbul Harbour with British Fleet
    0.05

    2.
    LV. Admiral Bingley out of car and salutes
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    3.
    SV. Turkish Admiral meets Bingley
    0.13

    4.
    LV. Onlookers
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    5.
    SV. Admiral Bingley says wreath in Taksim square
    0.19

    6.
    CU. Bingley salutes
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    7.
    LV. DITTO
    0.25

    8.
    GV. DITTO
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    9.
    SV. Band playing
    0.32

    10.
    GV. Admiral walks away from Barbaros statue
    0.39

    11.
    CU. Admiral Bingley steps on to motor boat
    0.43

    12.
    GV. Motor boat leaves to return Admiral to ship
    0.52

    13.
    LV. School children board navy launch
    0.58

    14.
    GV. Children arrive
    1.03

    15.
    GV. Passing British ships
    1.06

    16.
    GV. Approaching H.M.S.Birmingham
    1.09

    17.
    TV. Children board the above ship
    1.14

    18.
    LV. Children play on deck
    1.19

    19.
    LV Two children in model plane
    1.26

    20.
    TV. Children on roundabout
    1.29

    21.
    CU. Sailor with small girl
    1.30

    22.
    GV. Ships in harbour
    1.34



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Thirteen ships of the British Mediterranean Fleet arrived Istanbul, Turkey, July 9 for a week's courtesy visit. The Fleet, under the command of Admiral Sir Alexander Bingley, includes the flagship H.M.S.Birmingham, 9,100-ton - one of the Navy's 14 remaining cruisers. Six destroyers - Dainty, Defender, Delight, Battleaxe, Armada and Camperdown are among the visiting ships.

    The sailors on the first day visited Istanbul's Taksim square to lay a wreath to the war dead. Admiral Bingley left by car to visit the statue of Barbaros in Besiktas.

    Later in the day, the men aboard Birmingham gave a children's party., The youngsters arrived by motorboats.

    Birmingham and the 2,610-ton destroyer, Delight, were in the news July 6 when two seamen on the cruiser died from asphyxia while investigating watertight compartments on the ship. Birmingham was in a slight collision with the destroyer during a routine exercise near Malta when the incident occured.

    The ships leave Istanbul July 14 for Greece.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACP60111LR2MB7578O5ZMDHWAU
    Media URN:
    VLVACP60111LR2MB7578O5ZMDHWAU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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