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  • Short Summary

    Wonderful footage showing life aboard the R.M.S. Aquitania.

  • Description

    01:31:21 Material shot on journey of the RMS Aquitania across the Atlantic.

    Blindfold boxing. A crowd of spectators watch the action. A boxer has his glove tied on by his trainer. A fight ensues (this time without blindfolds). Waiters in uniform serve afternoon tea to passengers in garden lounge. A game of deck tennis takes place. A group of young uniformed boys collect newspapers from a supervisor then distribute them in the lounge. Passengers pay the boys for their papers. The boys carry on selling papers on deck. Good top shot of passengers on deck on deck-chairs/loungers with blankets and hats to keep out the cold. Southampton Docks as the liner approaches. Other boats and liners are seen. We see Cunard R.M.S. Berengaria and Mauretania. Panning shots of the liners. Interior of the engine room. Good shots of gauges and controls of the ship with two men in uniform working. Interior of grand rooms on board the liner - one could be the dining room? An ornate clock is seen.

    Features material not seen on final film. Please see other record.

    Alternative spelling for search purposes - Mauritania.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    671.03
    Media URN:
    70338
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    mute
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:21:00 / 01:36:52:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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