• Short Summary

    A Navy trail shows how quickly a laid up ship can be taken out of its "cocoon".

  • Description

    Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

    GV. Ships moored in dock (title super over). SV. Two destroyers alongside the jetty with guns covered. SV. Gun turrets covered in plastic. LV. Sailors leaving a train, & CV. TV. Man cutting through the covering of a turret, & CV. TV. Sailors removing the protective covering off the top of the turret. SV. Sailor taking the covers off the top of the turret. SV. Sailor taking the covers off the guns. GV. Sailors going onboard with sides of meat. GV. A sailor painting a side of the ship. SV. The crew carrying shells on board. GV. Sailor carrying an enormous bomb-like thing. GV. A group of these things on deck. SV. Three sailors carrying a barrel of rum. GV. Sailors carrying rum over the gangway. GV. Super structure showing smoke coming out of the tunnel. LV. The destroyer leaving harbour. This is the exercise "Sleeping Beauty" - checking how quickly a laid up ship can be ready for battle.

    (Dupe Neg.) (Title Scene "C")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    571.33
    Media URN:
    31550
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:12:00 / 01:41:20:00
    Canister:
    56/21

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