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  • Short Summary

    The launch of a Merchant ship at midnight is filmed by Pathe with the use of flares.

  • Description

    Philadelphia, U.S.A.

    Intertitle: "MID-NIGHT LAUNCH. Unique pictures - of a big Merchant ship taking the water - taken by the aid of flares".

    Very dark, rather eerie L/S of the stern of a large vessel as it slides down a launching ramp into the sea. The smoke from the flares engulfs the hull of the ship, tiny silhouettes of people cheering can be seen at the bottom of the ship - very atmospheric.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    212.28
    Media URN:
    21553
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:45:00 / 01:34:05:00
    Canister:
    G 698

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