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  • Short Summary

    A section of a huge floating dock, destined for New Zealand, is launched in Wallsend.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Wallsend. Giant floating dock for New Zealand. First section launched from Swan Hunter's famous Yard"

    Swan Hunter Shipyard, Wallsend-on-Tyne, Northumberland.

    Various shots in ship yard of massive floating dock being built.

    Crowds of people gather to watch the first section being launched.

    Top view of dignitaries on podium as metal work slides down into water.

    Good shots of the section of floating dock being moved by a tug boat.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    809.12
    Media URN:
    10603
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:07:00 / 01:21:17:00
    Canister:
    31/45

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