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  • Short Summary

    The launching of The War Glory by Lady Macaly

  • Description

    Chepstow, Gwent.

    M/S of Lady Macaly (Maclay) swinging a bottle of champagne attached to a rope against the hull of The War Glory. The bottle fails to break and swings back into the crowd of officials standing on the launch platform, a man with whiskers catches it to prevent it hitting her ladyship. Panning shot follows the hull as it slides into the water. L/S of the ship sliding down the enormous ramp into the water of the River Wye.

    The War Glory is a state of the art vessel fully powered by steam.

    Note: flashframe of intertitles, also please note different spellings of her Ladyship's name.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    210.02
    Media URN:
    21778
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:04:00 / 01:02:57:00
    Canister:
    G 662

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