• Short Summary

    King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Churchill at launching of warship, "HMS Duke of York".

  • Description

    Title reads: "Another Naval 'Recruit'."

    Shipbuilding yard somewhere in Britain.

    Various shots of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) and Winston Churchill walking past crowds and up gangway to launching platforms. Various shots of newly built battleship, "The Duke of York", dockers work under to hull to secure her to the slipway. C/U of King and Queen, King salutes. L/S of crowds cheering.

    M/S of girl presenting bouquet to Queen, man presents souvenir to Queen. Good natural sound of Queen graciously excepting the gifts. The Queen then gives a short speech naming the ship. L/S of champagne breaking against the hull . Various shots of ship sliding down slipway into the sea.

    More shots Queen and King, cheering crowds and ship sailing out to sea. We hear people in crowd shouting for Churchill to speak. Churchill, standing behind the King and Queen, shakes his head and smiles. Various shots of King, Queen and Churchill departing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1065.28
    Media URN:
    37717
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:43:00 / 01:55:22:00
    Canister:
    41/2

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