This item compares the canons used by Nelson's fleet to the missiles used by the modern navy.
Portsmouth, Hampshire and Plymouth, Devon.
C/U of a soldier in period uniform beating a drum on the deck of a tall ship. Various shots of sailors beneath deck loading and firing canons. L/S of canons firing from hatches on the side of the ship.
L/S of a missile being fired from a modern battleship. A sailor in protective clothing presses a button and the missile hits a dummy aeroplane target in the sky. L/S of the battleship. Various shots of the missile - called 'Sea Cat' - being prepared for launch. Various C/Us of the young sailors looking through telescopes and shouting instructions into radios - all wear white face masks and gloves. C/U of buttons and levers being pressed and pulled.
Please note the Nelson battleship sequence was reused in CP 632. Also please note that some material used in this story was originally part of an Admiralty Instructional Film - GOING GREAT GUNS.
Cuts exist - please see separate record.