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  • Short Summary

    Shots of the super modern ocean liner, 'Asturias'.

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    Southampton, Hampshire.

    Royal Mail Motor Liner 'Asturias' (22,500 tons) first and largest ship of her class, sails for S. America.

    L/S of the bow of an ocean liner, tilt down to show people in the foreground, looking at the vessel from the quayside. M/S, looking from the quayside, of the liner sails in, towards the camera, to dock. M/S of the liner coming into dock, as before but with a better view of the ship's name sign. L/S of the liner sailing slowly past the camera. Various M/Ss of the different funnels and rigging on the liner.

    Various shots of the captain on the bridge of the ship. Various shots, from the top deck, of the funnels and masts, a man walks around the deck in front of the camera. M/S of passengers walking up and down a section of covered deck with rows of deck chairs on. Panning shot of the ship in dock, pan to show older ship in dock nearby. Various shots of the liner sailing into harbour, it is escorted by a tug boat.

    More shots of the funnels from the top deck. More shots of the ship in dock. L/S, looking over the heads of a crowd on the quayside in the foreground, of the ship sailing out to sea. L/S of the ship sailing out to sea.

    Note: this item consists entirely of cuts / out takes - it is NOT edited in chronological order.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:33:00 / 01:10:41:00
    G 1272

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