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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of immigrants on ship, about to arrive in England?

  • Description

    Emigrants - off coast of Humberside?

    Ship (tug or launch) at sea; sailors on board.

    M/S of young people, teenagers and adults waving from railings of liner ship. High angle shot of people making their way over the gangplank and off the ship. M/S of small child, crying and pointing. More of children waving form railings. Three young children, one in a sailor suit and looking rather glum, sitting near a ship funnel.

    Shot of tug coming alongside the ship - wording on side says 'Marple - Grimsby'.

    A woman in a raincoat opens a letter or telegram. She is standing with a group of military or naval officers and another woman (looks like it's raining but I think it's just scratches on the film). Cut back to the three children on the ship - sailor-suited one looks more perky for a second, then seems about to cry.

    Pan along ship with front section out of the water almost. M/S of two women in headscarves sitting on the ship. More of people going over gangplank and of tug alongside ship. Sailor carries child as he walks along ship with a woman and other children. Tug moving over the water. Shots of British naval flag flying. People on ship bracing themselves against the wind. Sailors stand near gangplank, preparing to reach port.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:37:00 / 01:26:42:00
    ON 104 C

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