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  • Short Summary

    Disaster of a luxury liner Lusitania - 1915.

  • Description

    Title reads 'Against public warnings of its certain fate the great ship leaves New York Harbour n May 1st 1915'.

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots of the great liner Lusitania leaving New York harbour, people waving from the ship, crowd of people waving from the shore. Ship leaving the harbour. Tugs around. Intertitle reads 'Seven days later this happy deck scene'. Several brief shots of the people having fun on deck. Intertitle reads 'Is instantly transformed to'. Various shots of the people panicking onboard the ship as the heavy waves shower them, sever gales and rain scenes. Intertitle reads 'No photographic record at the actual sinking exists of the following scenes show the wreckage on the Irish coast....(unreadable due to time code)... of the survivors'. More shots of huge waves and the ship sinking. Several shots of the lucky survivors looking on - unclear where from.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2796.14
    Media URN:
    82086
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1915
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:41:00 / 01:30:13:00
    Canister:
    UN 3430 E

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