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  • Short Summary

    Work on Italy's new battleship begins in Genoa - The Littorio.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Building Battleships - Laying Keel of the 'Littorio' at Genoa".

    Genoa, Italy.

    Pan along the huge crowds gathered for the start of work on the new Italian battleship - the biggest in the world - Littorio. A Roman Catholic priest sprinkles Holy Water in the massive pieces of steel that will form the keel of the warship. The first steel girders are lifted into place by crane. Flying boats fly in formation overhead. LS of riveters as work. LS of the crowd. LS workers stand along the length of the keel to illustrate how big the ship will be. VS around the shipyard. VS of massive crane at work. More pieces of steel are riveted into place.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2735.47
    Media URN:
    80551
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:15:00 / 01:58:30:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 35

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