• Short Summary

    Good footage of the launch of the German battleship the 'Bismarck' in Hamburg, Germany.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "HAMBURG"

    Very good footage of the warship the 'Bismarck' being launched by Adolf Hitler. L/S of the name plate being dropped on the side of the ship. L/S of the battleship being christened with bottle by the granddaughter of Otto von Bismarck. Several excellent shots of the ship sliding down the ramp.

    Cataloguer's note: Although Hitler is mentioned in the commentary there are now visuals of him launching the ship.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1001.29
    Media URN:
    14098
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:19:00 / 01:24:00:00
    Canister:
    39/15

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The launch took place on 14 February 1939.

    "the battleship being christened with bottle by the granddaughter of Otto von Bismarck" - this is Frau Dorothee von Loewenfeld.

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