• Short Summary

    Sailors on the Canadian ship "Ontario" take part in the 'Crossing The Line' ceremony.

  • Description

    Equator. Crossing the Line ceremony. Sailors who have not crossed the Equator before are shaved and ducked in a ceremony on ship. Sailors taking part are called Tadpoles.

    GV. of HMCS "Ontario" (Her Majesty's Canadian Ship) at sea. Top view ships company awaiting the arrival of King Neptune. SCU. Pan people dressed up. SV. King Neptune reads Proclamation held by Clerk of the court. SCU. The "Beautiful" Queen Amphitrite and her ladies. in waiting looking on. SV. Royal Barber shaving man he is pushed backwards and lands in pool amidst Neptune's followers: (Tadpole and bears.) SV. Another Tadpole about to be pushed backwards he tries to run away he is brought back and pushed in. SV. Members of the court carrying man to the pool. SV. Sailors looking on. Top view Tadpole being ducked by bears. STV. Sailors looking on. SV. SV. Tadpole being washed and pushed back. SCU. man being shaved and lathered and thrown to the Bears.

    (Dupe ) (Title Scene "B")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    44.26
    Media URN:
    27730
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:06:00 / 01:23:17:00
    Canister:
    52/94

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