• Short Summary

    Luxury liner "QE2" leaves Southampton on maiden voyage.

  • Description

    No title. Ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth II" (aka QE2 or QEII) leaves Southampton on maiden voyage, Hampshire.

    L/S QE2 in docks. High angled shot looking down from QE2 at streamers on dockside. Pan up to show people on terminal building, streamers hanging down. M/S massed people on dockside waving to people on board QE2. M/S people waving from QE2. C/U girl holding dog waving to departing ship. C/U man holding Union Jack, he is wearing a patriotic suit and Union Jack hat, he blows a kiss and waves. L/S as the QE2 moves away from Southampton dock, people waving in foreground.

    Interior of bridge of the QE2, Captain Warwick walks forward and looks from the bridge window. C/U push button control panel. M/S main control room. C/U control panels. M/S engine and turbine rooms. Pan along one of the turbines turning. L/S frothy water in ship's wake.

    C/U champagne being poured into glasses. M/S group of passengers drinking on one of the decks, among the group is ex-boxer Tommy Farr. C/U Tommy Farr. Panning shot showing dance floor with a few people dancing, pan across to show people sitting in rest of the modern design lounge. M/S people in one of the shops on board. Panning shot another shop. M/S ditto. Panning shot pictures hanging on wall in on board art gallery. M/S people sitting around on one of the decks. M/S on deck, showing people with life jackets on. Panning shot ditto.

    M/S bow of the ship ploughing through sea. M/S Captain Warwick talking to another officer on bridge. C/U Captain Warwick. Aerial shot of QE2 ship at sea.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:21:00 / 01:21:15:00

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