• Short Summary

    Footage of the USS Lexington leading up to her destruction in the Battle of the Coral Sea.

  • Description

    Titles read: "END OF THE USS LEXINGTON".

    Coral Sea.

    L/S of carrier ship USS Lexington at sea as commentator talks of the vessel being the "price and sacrifice paid in the winning of the Battle of the Coral Sea". Quick shots of pilots of the carrier's planes leaving briefing room and planes revving up and taking off. Air to air shots of the fighter planes.

    Several shots of Lexington's guns firing during Japanese attack. Still photographs showing the Lexington shortly after being hit.

    Various scenes some weeks later, when the action was joined off Midway Island. Commentator lists Japanese vessels sunk in this battle.

    Note: paperwork suggests the last sequence is footage from the Battle of the Coral Sea, from June 1942.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1328.26
    Media URN:
    43868
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:29:00 / 01:34:31:00
    Canister:
    42/54

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