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    Commander Crabb, frogman whose activities near Soviet cruiser started a storm.

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    Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    Exclusive shots of Commander Crabb, the frogman whose activities near the Soviet cruiser Ordzhonikidze, while she was at Portsmouth, have created a mystery and started a storm. SCU. Commander Crabb onboard ship dressed in frogman's suit and diving equipment adjusting breathing apparatus (title super over). GV. The Russian cruiser "Ordzhonikidze" steaming into Portsmouth harbour. GV. Closer view of the "Ordzhonikidze". SV. Soviet sailors lined up the deck. SV. Marshal Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet Premier and Nikita Krushchev, Soviet Communist Party Leader, standing on the deck of the cruiser. LV. Soviet cruiser alongside quay. AS. Commander Crabb directing operations at sea during submarine "Truculent" disaster. SV. A diver being let down into the water from the side of a boat. GV. Salvage ships working around the spot of the "Truculent" disaster. SV. A group of diving experts including Commander Crabb standing watching on near right of picture. CU. Another diver having his helmet fixed. SV. Commander Crabb being helped on with his breathing apparatus. CU. Frogman's flippers, tilt up to see Crabb fixing apparatus. GV. "Ordzhonikidze" docked in Portsmouth harbour together with two Russian Naval Escort destroyers. CU. Commander Crabb being helped on with his breathing apparatus. CU. Assistants tightening up apparatus for Crabb. SV. Naval man watching. SCU. Commander Crabb fixing water shield across his eyes. He puts oxygen breathing pipe into his mouth and he walks to the side of the boat. He climbs over and starts to let himself down. His feet enter the water. He is submerged. LV. Russian cruiser and escorts alongside in Portsmouth harbour about to depart to Soviet Union. STV. People waving from the quayside, tilt up to Bulganin and Krushchev waving from cruiser. SV. Bulganin and Krushchev waving from cruiser. GV. "Ordzhonikidze" returning to Soviet Union.

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    Note: Alternative spellings for searching purposes Krushchev / Khrushchev / Khruschev.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:24:00 / 01:37:37:00

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