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  • Short Summary

    A day in the life of 'Jack Tar', on board the battleship HMS Nelson.

  • Description

    (Titles appear later in story - order of shots and titles is quite muddled; soundtrack is missing.)

    Location of events unknown - at sea mostly!

    Various shots of sailors on drill on board a battleship. The British Naval Ensign is hoisted as the men stand to attention. Good shots of sailors walking about, smoking, cleaning the deck. L/S of an approaching biplane. Sailors load guns on the ship. Biplanes fly overhead and drop bombs in the sea (exercise probably).

    Full title appears: 'On Britain's biggest Battleship. - A day with Jack Tar.' (new title) 'HMS Nelson, 34,000 tons of steel and might!'
    Various shots of HMS Nelson, anchored off the coast - location unknown.

    Intertitle reads: '"Up in the morning early - " (very)'.
    M/Ss of a sailor shaking hammocks to wake up others and sailors getting up and untying their hammocks.

    Intertitle reads: "And early morning sees the ceremony of the hoisting of the Colours."
    (The flag-hoisting section described above probably belongs here.)

    Intertitle reads: "Just a few of the 1,500 officers and men of this mighty battleship."
    (Section showing the men on board described above probably belongs here.)

    Intertitle reads: "A mimic attack by Bombers and Torpedo 'planes -!"
    (Section showing biplane bombers described above probably belongs here.)

    Intertitle reads: "Further Naval pictures in next week's Pathetone Weekly."
    (Followed by Pathetone end titles.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:23:00 / 01:56:36:00
    PT 019

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