• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth launches the liner "Queen Elizabeth" accompanied by her daughters. Clydebank, Scotland.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Her Majesty launches the "Queen Elizabeth"

    Clydebank, Scotland.

    M/S as the royal car drives in carrying Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) and her young daughters Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret, people wave and cheer. The Queen gets out and shakes hands with officials. L/S of the liner "Queen Elizabeth". Various good shots as the Queen and Princesses walk along the dock towards the ship and wave. Huge crowds wave madly and Guards parade.

    The Queen shakes hands with officials on the platform. She makes a speech saying the ship was being launched in very different circumstances than originally planned, and brings a message from King George VI. Various shots as people watch and listen, the Queen says order will be brought out of confusion and peace out of turmoil. People applaud and she names and launches the ship. Various shots as the "Queen Elizabeth" slides down the slipway into the Clyde and the crew wave. Rule Britannia is played as the ship slides into the sea, people run forward to get a better look. Various shots as crowds wave. M/S of the Queen and Princesses, people wave and cheer. L/S of the ship.

    Note: Some of this footage appears in Titanic film "A Night to Remember" (1958)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:04:43:00

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