• Short Summary

    The aircraft carrier the HMS 'Illustrious' is launched in Barrow, Cumbria.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "HMS ILLUSTRIOUS"

    L/S's of Lady Henderson (wife of late controller of the Vickers Armstrong Yard) throwing champagne bottles onto the bow of the enormous new warship. Very good L/S's and M/S's of the new aircraft carrier sliding down the ramp. The commentator says that it is the largest ship ever to have been built at the Barrow yard in Cumbria.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    993.33
    Media URN:
    49948
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:50:00 / 01:44:46:00
    Canister:
    39/29

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