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  • Short Summary

    A look at lifeboat practice on the Cunard Liner Aquitania.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Safety First Always! "Abandon Ship" practice on the mighty Cunarder "Aquitania". Southampton, Hampshire.

    M/S of the lifeboats, people climb up to them from the ship, they are swung out over the sea. M/S of the Aquitania. Various shots as they are all lowered into the sea.

    Intertitle - 'By perfect drilling and constant practice - the 77 boats with accommodation for 4198 souls, can be got away in less than half an hour.'

    M/S of one lifeboat full of people, it is lowered down. M/S as they are all lowered into the water and row away. L/S of the boats by the side of the ship, they are all joined together with rope.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    322.01
    Media URN:
    24067
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1923
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:03:14:00
    Canister:
    G 1030

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