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  • Short Summary

    Prince of Wales meets Australian sailors ready to depart on HMAS "Australia".

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    Title - 'Prince of Wales, on behalf of the King, tenders Mother Country's thanks and bids God Speed to HMAS "Australia"'.

    Pan across many sailors; navy officers posing on ship at different levels - filling screen. CU Prince Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) sat with officers. MS sailors; officers cheer; wave hats. MS man in foreground on ship facing away looking out to harbour and other ships. Same scene without man. MS Prince Edward and naval officers coming up steps.

    Prince reviews sailors by train tracks near dock. Various shots as Prince salutes sailors; big gun in background. MS sailors climbing onto guns; etc. to pose for shot, some straddle gun. CU Prince sat with officers; talking; smiling. Pan group pose again Prince and officers. MS as he descends ramp; sailor below salutes. MS as Prince, two Navy officers and one army officer walk along dock towards camera with ship on left; train tracks on right. CU corner of deck; at steps; officer glances in. Then Prince with same three cross and descend.

    Small boat passes to right part of ship; with bridge etc. CU looking across part of ship at a little model of a kangaroo at a ship's wheel and Australian flag. MS sailors lined up facing tracks. CU Prince sat by Admiral (Captain ?). Repeat shot of corner deck; Prince goes to steps. Quick shots: harbour; people on steps. MS Prince walking with officers; reviewing sailors; he stops and talks to some.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:35:00 / 01:55:01:00
    ON 125 C

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