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  • Short Summary

    8 reels of naval footage - some newsreel items, some unedited material.

  • Description

    Unedited material. Reel 8 High angle shot of large torpedo guns being loaded on naval vessel. C/U of three sailors hauling on a rope that is loading the torpedo. The gun is turned. C/U of man operating the turning mechanism. Various shots of the torpedo being loaded. Sailor paints the torpedo. M/S of Admiral coming aboard. Anti aircraft guns are cleaned. C/Us of marines - bands on their hats read something like "Koninklijke Marines." so these are possibly German sailors. C/U of three marines having a smoke. M/S of more of the sailors having a cigarette break. C/U of men at work cleaning or painting part of the ship. C/U of the ship's mascot - a cute little puppy which plays with two birds. L/S of two warships M/S of four marines leaning on the ship's edge looking bored. L/S of the crew sitting and standing around on a break. It looks as though some of them play harmonicas. C/U of some of the crew sitting on top of part of the ship. One plays a small snare drum, camera pans down to the harmonica players.

    M/S of an admiral speaking into a microphone (no sound on this neg). Closer shot of the man. C/U of one of the marines speaking into the microphone. M/S of marine personnel climbing out of a car and onto a warship. Officers on board salute. M/S of flag flying on top of ship - unidentified flag - 3 horizontal stripes with three stars in the top stripe. Naval officer talks to the assembled men. The sailors give three cheers waving their hats in the air. L/S of warship approaching a harbour. Closer shots of the ship as it moves past the camera - sailors wave. Ship is pulled closer to the quayside. Sailors tie up the ship and raise the flag. M/S of a group of sailors sewing. They are presumably sewing their uniforms. C/U of two of the sailors. C/U of three sailors doing their washing in small tubs. C/U of two of the sailors. L/S of group of sailors talking to the padre. Shot of naval officers coming on board ship. Sailors salute. Officer makes a speech to the sailors - various shots of the crew listening and giving three cheers.

    Note: any clarifications or corrections researchers could provide to this record would be gratefully received - naval history not this cataloguer's strong point!

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:10:00 / 02:00:25:00

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