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    Destroyer at sea. Several shots of a group of seamen onboard the ship. One black man is among them. Another man comes and puts safety belt around black man's neck. Sign on belt reads 'HMS Belfast'. People laugh. Close up shot of a face of black man with ship's cat in the ring of the belt with smiling faces of the crew around.

    Several shots of a destroyer at sea. Various shots of the troops cheering and smiling at the camera. More shots of the destroyer. Several shots of the men looking through binoculars.

    Close up shot of sign on ship 'Duke of York'. Several officers posing for camera. Close up shot of a plaque reading 'This Plaque is presented to HMS Norfolk to commemorate her adoption by the citizens of Norwich during warship week January 31st - February 7th 1942'. Various shots of the crews, officers and warships at sea.

    Note: German battle cruiser Scharnhorst was sunk on 26th of December 1943 in the Atlantic. Five ships took part in the action: Belfast, Norfolk, Sheffield, Duke of York and Jamaica. This footage is probably aftermath of the action.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:59:00 / 01:10:37:00
    UN 799 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 0799 C
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    Travel & Exploration War & Revolution
    Ships Temporary Workspaces: 16.11.2010 22:51 BoA - Extra clips battleoftheatlantic HMS Belfast Battle of the Atlantic Untitled Workspace HMS Belfast Royal Navy
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    As the shots list already mentions, we see a plaque dated 1942 on board HMS Norfolk. This enables the current date range to be safely reduced to 1942-45.

    At 01:01 we see coming in to shot the M-class Destroyer HMS Meteor (G73).

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