• Short Summary

    News briefs include - torch of freedom for Britain and launching of U.S.S. "Atlanta".

  • Description

    Item title reads - News briefs.

    American built liberator bomber lands in Britain. An officer brings the torch of freedom out and hands it to Lord Mayor of London George Wilkinson, various shots as he looks at it.

    A fast launch from the air sea rescue service equipped with medical supplies speeds along to rescue floats. It arrives then speeds away again having done its job.

    Various shots of American bombers delivered to Britain. They take off, various shots as they fly, we also see the view from the cockpit.

    L/S of the U.S.S. "Atlanta" in the dock, the camera pans up to people waving from the deck. M/S of 'Gone with the Wind' author Margaret Mitchell naming the ship and smashing the bottle of champagne onto the side. She throws her arms up in the air as it slides into the sea. Various shots of the ship splashing into the water. L/S of it in the sea.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1129.18
    Media URN:
    39290
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:22:00 / 01:34:07:00
    Canister:
    41/75

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