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  • Short Summary

    Warship HMS Neptune is launched at Portsmouth.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Portsmouth. Rule Britannia! H.M.S. Neptune - our latest cruiser - named and launched by Mrs Euan Wallace."

    Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    View of the stern of HMS Neptune. CU of name on stern.

    Mrs Euan Wallace steps forwards and cuts a ribbon which releases a bottle of champagne to bless the ship.

    Ropes are released and the warship slowly moves down the slipway. Shots of the boat as it slips into the sea.

    This section looks like cuts -

    Mrs Wallace is presented with a bunch of flowers. A priest reads a prayer for the ship. Shots of the people gathered to watch. Military band play a tune.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    695.33
    Media URN:
    5408
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1933
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:43:00 / 01:53:44:00
    Canister:
    33/10

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