• Short Summary

    Queen Mother launches new liner "Windsor Castle" at Birkenhead shipyard.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Queen Mother names liner".

    Birkenhead, Merseyside.

    Various shots Queen Mother (Queen Elizabeth) on the dais with a representative of Cammell Laird's Shipyard. C/U Queen Mother being handed champagne bottle, she swings it back, lets it go and it crashes onto the bow of the new ship "Windsor Castle". Crowd cheering. C/U Queen Mother shaking hands with Cammell Laird's representative. G/V as ship slides down the slipway and enters the water. Queen Mother waving.

    Note: commemorative brochure on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1587.16
    Media URN:
    51096
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:21:00 / 01:23:05:00
    Canister:
    59/52

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