The launching of a colossal French liner, the 40,500 ton S.S. Ile-de-France.
St. Nazaire, France.
Title: "France's Biggest Liner. S.S. Ile-de-France - 40,500 tons - rivalling our biggest Trans-Atlantic Liner launched".
High angled shot of a procession, lead by vicars and choristers, walking down a train track, a crowd watches. M/S of people standing on a platform built around the hull of a docked ship, a woman cuts a ribbon stretched between the hull and the platform.
M/S of the enormous hull sliding down the slipway into the water. L/S of the ship going down the slipway, crowds of dockers cheer. L/S of the ship at sea, lots of small sailing boats and dinghies sail around her. Spectacular L/S, looking down the slipway, of crowds on the dockside looking and the ship at sea, surrounded by a fleet of smaller vessels.
L/S of the ship sliding down the slipway. The shot is taken looking between houses on the sea front so it looks very surreal; as if the ship wear sailing down a residential street.