• Short Summary

    HMS Royal Sovereign is formally handed back by the Russians to the Royal Navy.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Firth of Forth and Edinburgh, Scotland.

    LV Royal Sovereign at anchor. Russian transport alongside. LV Pan Russian sailors lining decks of transport, watching ceremony. SV Russian flag. MV Russian commodore steps ashore.


    Soviet Naval officers arrive for reception. MV Commodore Petreshev enters Chambers pan up to notice - 'City Chambers.' GV Sir Andrew Murray, Lord Provost of Edinburgh watching Russians sign visitors book. LV Elev. Lord Provost shaking hands with Russian officers. MV Russian officers leave. MV Lord Provost waving goodbye.

    Firth of Forth.

    Sailors lined up on deck for ceremony. Side view Vice-Admiral Sir Ernest Archer walking up gangway onto Sovereign, saluted by Russian officers. SV Russian flag. SV Russian flag lowered. SV White Ensign being hoisted. SV Sir Ernest Archer and Russian officers inspecting Russian officers. SV Elev. British Admiral & Russian Commodore walking along deck. SV Sovereign and Russian transport lying alongside. LV Russian transport under way.

    Possibly connected with 49/13 - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unknown sel originals
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:07:00 / 01:39:33:00
    UNSO Reel 051 E

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