• Short Summary

    Ships and how people use them around the world.

  • Description

    Torbay, England.
    In a little marina men take a dinghy into water to go sailing. Several shots of sailing boats at sea.

    Esbjerg, Denmark.
    Harbour with two lines of nice looking fishing boats. Danish fishermen are seen unloading ships. Voiceover says that sailing is not a game for Danes but well organised and lucrative industry. At shipyard, men make new fishing boats and restore the old ones.

    St. George's, Bermuda.
    A yacht with Governor of Bermuda arrives in St. George's on St. George's Day. Ceremonial reception with pageantry - uniforms, Guard of Honours, Colours... They perform annual Peppercorn Ceremony - freemasons give the Governor a rent of one peppercorn. Follow various great shots of Bermuda's tourists sites and attractions.

    Long Beach, California, United States of America.
    Succession of shots of Long Beach, California - wide boulevards, tall buildings, beach, huge parking lot... Town has both 'Queen Mary'. Americans are converting the ship into a holiday attraction centre. Several shots of 'Queen Mary' now and of what is to become of her.

    Aberdeen, Hong Kong.
    People live on boats. Men, women and children are seen playing, shopping, fishing - "Some people who live on these boats have never set foot on dry land". On dry land Aberdeen has one of the most colourful and exotic markets in Asia. Various shots of busy market - fantastic. Return to sea - little boy shops from 'shop boat'. Fishermen on boats repair nets watched by children. On shore, people are working on building site. Residential estate with people around. Chinese are leaving the water for brand new flats. Several shots of Aberdeen harbour with growing city on the hills in the background.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:26:00 / 01:38:00:00
    CP 713

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