• Short Summary

    Clement Attlee opens new liner terminal at Southampton.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Southampton. Premier Opens New Ocean Terminal".

    Southampton, Hampshire.

    LV Liner ship Queen Elizabeth alongside new terminal. MV Queen Elizabeth pan to new liner terminal. LV pan interior new 'British Railways Ocean Terminal' showing shops, lounges, etc. MV Lounge. SV Couple drinking at cocktail bar. CU Flowers pan to girl having posy pinned on. SV Decoration pan down to bookstall. SV Books pan to buyer. MV Writing room sign pan down to writing room. CU Prime Minister Clement Attlee writing at desk.

    MV Luggage off-loaded from train to trucks. MV Trucks leaving for quayside. MV Queen Elizabeth boatdeck pan down to gangway moving. SV From interior of gangway. MV Gangway in position. SV Porters loading luggage onto conveyor. MV Luggage travelling up conveyor. SV Reverse angle luggage travelling up conveyor.

    VS Attlee speaking: 'It's a very great pleasure for me to be here at the opening of this great terminal. We're hoping to have many, many visitors to this country and first impressions are important. They'll say: "Well, we've been Welcomed here" and they'll realise something of what this country has been doing during these years. I have very great pleasure in declaring the terminal open."

    LV New terminal pan to Queen Elizabeth alongside.

    Selected originals exist for this item - see other records.

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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:
    01:21:36:00 / 01:23:28:00

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