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  • Short Summary

    H.M.S. Kent is launched by Countess Stanhope.

  • Description

    Chatham, Kent.

    Title: "Our New Cruiser, H.M.S. 'Kent' launched by Countess Stanhope".

    M/S, looking over the heads of a crowd of smartly dressed men and women sitting under a canopy, a vicar stands at the front giving a speech. High angled panning L/S over a large crowd waiting on a quayside. M/S of Countess Stanhope standing under the canopy on a platform in front of a docked ship; she holds a champagne bottle decorated with flowers, she says a few words before smashing the bottle against the hull.

    Low angled L/S of the ship sliding down the slipway, in the foreground a crowd of dockers wave their caps and cheer, people on the deck of the ship can also be seen cheering. High angled shot of the people cheering on the quayside.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    458.26
    Media URN:
    20898
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:25:00 / 01:39:28:00
    Canister:
    G 1277

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