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  • Short Summary

    The launch of a ship destined for use by the Melanesian Mission.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "East Cowes. For the Solomon Islands. The Melanesian Mission's Twin-screw motor-ship 'Southern Cross' - launched at Samuel White's famous yard."

    East Cowes, Isle of Wight.

    A parade of choirboys follow a cross as they walk through a crowd at a shipbuilding yard. They stand is a semi circle in the gathering.

    An unidentified woman swings a bottle of champagne at the ship to bless it before its launch.

    The boat slides down the launch way passed the gathered people.

    Different angle as it floats in the water.

    Sound Track Missing

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    679.10
    Media URN:
    5071
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1932
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:24:00 / 01:12:26:00
    Canister:
    32/51

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