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    Material relating to newsreel story ROYAL LAUNCHING - 59/76.

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    Selected Originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story ROYAL LAUNCHING (aka QUEEN MOTHER LAUNCHES TANKER) - 59/76.

    Different footage to cut story.

    Shots of the huge crowd at the shipyard. Nice shots of the Queen Mother walking beside the ship with her entourage and waving to people in the crowd. She stops and talks to some young boys in the crowd, one is Robert Doig aged 7. Queen Mother chats to officials beside the base of the ship.

    Several shots of the tanker ship 'British Queen' before the launching.

    The Queen Mother and party walk up to a platform before the launch. Everyone looks up at the enormous ship. Queen Mother cuts a line with some scissors and the bottle smashes against the ship. The tanker slides down the slipway. Huge chains are pulled into the water as it goes. Crowds watch the ship go. General view of people in the crowd waving at the camera.

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    Film ID:
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    Selected originals
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:19:00 / 01:27:30:00
    59/76 K (Selected Originals)

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