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  • Short Summary

    Lady Stirling Maxwell launches the H.M.S. Berwick at Govan.

  • Description

    Govan, Strathclyde, Glasgow.

    Title: "Another Cruiser Launched. H.M.S. Berwick - christened by Lady Stirling Maxwell - takes to the water".

    C/U if Lady Maxwell, surrounded by a distinguished crowd of men and women. She hits a lever with a small mallet that mechanically smashes a champagne bottle against the hull of the ship. L/S of the ship sliding down the slipway into the River Clyde, a crowd of dockers watch from the foreground. L/S of the ship at sea, it is decorated with bunting. L/S of a tug boat dragging the ship out to sea, by a chain attached to the prow.

    After a second of spacing, cuts / out takes start at 02:00:01. Some more C/U shots of the crowd watching Lady Maxwell launch the ship. Otherwise, cuts are the same or similar to edited story.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:54:00 / 02:01:40:00
    G 1281

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The launch took place on 30 March 1926.

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