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  • Short Summary

    Footage of convoy of ships heading towards Europe.

  • Description

    Allied mission to Germany.

    It is a long film put together of a variety of shots of ships; . ; At various angles; distances; etc.;; some moving. (Some shots repeated.) Starts with tracking shot of large us ship; then 2 ships part of deck of moving ship; with worker; water on right Cool shot; silhouettes 2 men on deck fast boat; watching ocean waves splash; then they jog toward cam. Next; sailor at wheel. Then shot along port side of moving ship various equipment; etc. Many ships in harbour. Ship in distance moving rt. CU officer & 2 nuns on ship. Then shot looking over bow.

    A sailor points; others come running; they help turn gun - cut to more waves splashing. Smoke pouring from wide smokestack on ship. Very dark interior cabin. Series of various ships; etc. Some very good shots. CU captain on deck; sailor hands him paper; he reads ; returns it; sailor exits; then cap. Then CU sailor alone; profile; he salutes someone. 2 Sailors. Capt. & Sailor again on deck; in silhouette profile; Capt. Pointing forefinger as if scolding. Shot of the 2 looking out at water w/ sun shining across - beauty. Large ship . Officers us; British; pace on deck walk toward and away from ca.[- One has a hook in place of a hand. 3 Other officers pace. 2 Look at paper. CU series of documents; letters - illegible.

    Military; sea; nautical; transportation Boats and ships; world war one. Handicapped; disability.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:32:00 / 01:19:36:00
    ON 117 B

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