Archbishop of Rouen blesses French fishing fleet at Fecamp.
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Blessing fishing fleet, Fecamp, France.
L/S fishing vessel in the harbour. L/S harbour from the surrounding hills. Various shots fisherman carrying the Holy Virgin and models of boats in a religious procession. Various shots of people in procession, the girls are dressed in white and with veils. Various shots crucifier with two acolytes leading choir and the Archbishop of Rouen through the streets of Fecamp. More general shots of procession.
Crowds on the quayside. Crucifier and two Acolytes lead the choir and Archbishop down to the quayside. Archbishop blesses the sea, boats and fishermen. Pan to seagulls flying over harbour. Various shots of Archbishop in fishing vessel, blessing the boats on his trip round the harbour. M/S bows of French fishing vessel with crews on the deck. M/S crews on bridge of French fishing vessel. The fishermen remove their caps as Archbishop passes. M/S Archbishop blessing fishing vessels. M/S crowds on the bows of the boat (named "Raphael"). More shots Archbishop blessing fishing vessels.
Various shots French fishing boats in the harbour. C/U bunting on French vessels. M/S Archbishop blessing vessels. M/S large merchant ship in the harbour. M/S archbishop blessing vessels. M/S crowd in the bows of the merchant ship. M/S funnel of fishing vessel with smoke coming out. C/U French flag flying at stern. L/S ship "Duc de Normandie", sailing out of harbour. Elevated shot crowds on quayside. L/S "Duc de Normandie". M/S ditto. L/S harbour of Fecamp.
Date given on old records is 08/02/1949.