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  • Short Summary

    Celebrations to mark Trafalgar Day in Portsmouth.

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    Item title reads: " On Trafalgar Day. Sir Hubert Brand, C-in-C of the Atlantic Fleet, transfers his flag from H.M.S. Revenge to H.M.S. Nelson - named greatest of all sailors."

    Portsmouth, Hampshire, and Liverpool and Newcastle.

    M/S of ship's bridge with marines in white helmets on the deck in the foreground. A sailor hauls up the Union Jack ensign on a flag pole. Fog and smoke swirl in the background. M/S of ship's mast and cross ensign flying. High angle shot of a launch approaching the warship. Officers are piped aboard. M/S of sailor at the top of a mast with flag. Officers inspect marines, and the camera pans around the warship. Various shots of a parade of sailors and civilians in Newcastle, near to a statue of Nelson, and in Liverpool sailors march in bell bottom trousers, followed by a brass band and boys in clerical collars, from a public school ?

    Note: Good sequence of sailors in bell bottomed trousers.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:14:00 / 01:52:18:00
    G 1444

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