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  • Short Summary

    The vast new Curnarder, the S.S. Samaria, is launched at Birkenhead.

  • Description

    Birkenhead, Merseyside.

    Intertitle: "MERSEY'S RECORD LINER. New Cunarder S.S. 'Samaria' launched".

    C/U of a smartly dressed elderly smashing a champagne bottle against the hull of the liner, several men in bowler hats rush to catch the broken bottle as it swings back towards it.

    L/S of the liner as it slides down an enormous ramp into the sea, we see the tiny figures of people rushing to get a view of the launch - highlights the magnitude of the ship.

    L/S of a steam tug boat tugging the vast liner out to sea.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    224.07
    Media URN:
    22014
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1920
    Sound:
    silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:43:00 / 01:09:36:00
    Canister:
    G 725

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Samara" in the clip's title should read Samaria.

    The launching seen here took place on 27 November 1920.

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