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  • Short Summary

    The 'Canberra' is launched.

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    Item title reads: " Named after Australia's new capital. Princess Mary launches new Cruiser H.M.S. Canberra."

    Clydeside, Scotland

    M/S as Princess Mary arrives in a limousine, which may be a Daimler, and a man in uniform opens the door. A man carrying a top hat and gloves gets out first, followed by the Princess, wearing an overcoat and flowered hat. She shakes hands with waiting officials. A jubilant crowd including small children shout and cheer. M/S of the ship on the slipway surrounded by a large crowd. The ship's hull is seen slowly sliding down the slipway into the water. From the side the ship is seen afloat in the water with the ropes falling away as it moves forward. M/S of chains being pulled down the slipway by the ship. Final shot of the 'Canberra'.

    Note: interesting and dramatic shot of the chains in a massive coiled heap pulled away at speed as the vessel is launched.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:28:00 / 01:40:18:00
    G 1404

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