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  • Short Summary

    Footage of people christening new aircraft in New Foundland in Canada.

  • Description

    Battle planes christened. New Foundland, Canada.

    World War One; aviation; ceremonies -- christenings to be exact. CU side view of several people giving speeches; some local official types; RAF officers and an older lady; speaking; with Union Jacks These people next to an aeroplane; getting ready to christen it -- they open bottle of champagne; etc.; and the lady stands pouring it down front of propeller. Man says a few words. CU pilot sitting in cockpit. A reprise of old lady pouring champagne. Front view of aeroplane.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1884.03
    Media URN:
    72352
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:31:00 / 01:03:55:00
    Canister:
    ON 064 C

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