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  • Short Summary

    Sir Stafford Cripps launches the Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Hercules.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused Material

    Tyneside.

    Various shots of VIPs arriving to launch warship. Including Sir Stafford Cripps and Lady Cripps. Good shots of aircraft carrier HMS Hercules being launched.

    Good low angle long shot of shipyard crane at work. Man hammering at ship's stocks. CU the name "Hercules" on the bow of aircraft carrier. Shots of ship sliding into water.

    Shots of crowds there to watch launching at ship builders yard. More shots of VIPs including Cripps. Shots of bows of ship.

    Cataloguer's Note: Old record suggests date: 22/09/1945

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2048.05
    Media URN:
    74090
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:59:00 / 01:07:00:00
    Canister:
    UN 1264 A

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