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  • Short Summary

    The Mauritania resting at Southampton docks. Men work to clean and refit the liner before she leaves.

  • Description

    The Mauritania is seen resting in Southampton docks after a record four trips across the Atlantic in one month.

    L/S of the liner - side view. L/S of the liner from the front. A large number of men are seen walking up and down the gangplank. "Armies of men are at work - cleaning and refitting her." Low angle shot of men working on the boat. High angle shots of men working on the propeller. Various shots of men cleaning and filing the propeller. Lots of shots of men working on different parts of the ship. A crane moves alongside.

    "Painting and scraping from morn till night - so that she will be ready and trim for her future battles with the long Atlantic rollers." Large number of men scrub and paint. Men on ropes solder and paint.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 672.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    908.14
    Media URN:
    15336
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:04:00 / 01:33:44:00
    Canister:
    EP 167

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