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  • Short Summary

    Footage of shipyards and large ships.

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    Shipping. Location of events unknown.

    Ships. Industry. Montage on ships; shipbuilding; etc. Opens w/ silhouette side view of a ship w/a lot of vertical pipes and dark framework. Dutch ship at dock. Officers walk on dock; Zeelandia Amsterdam at side; then walk up ramp to board ship. Men toting big bundles on their backs walk up ramp. GV side of ship w/ name; lifeboats. Pan out over shipyards; many ships under construction; building w/ red cross symbol. Closer shot of scaffolding around ships.

    CU ship's propellor moving to rt. Hull passes camera; ship slides into water. Shot from shore of ship moving away from cam. Into water; crowd cheering; Netherlands' flag held up. Then some big square thing moving through water. Pan on this thing. Tracking shot from water - big floating barge; very wide; w/ wide walls on front & back. Launchings. DS looking out over small ships/big boats; lying tilted at angle; out of water; workers on ground and 3 in ship on rt. Ship

    Continued from previous entry/boats and ships; industry. Opens w/ ship launching; sailing ship moving away; twin anchors; men on deck above. Ship slides into water; pan down shoeing people watching from behind. Side view sailing ship w/ 4 masts; in harbour; small rowboat moves beside Pan ships being built. Workers inside frame of ship; length wise - a high-contrast shot; w/ shadows & light coming through ribs making it look like boards have diagonal stripes!workers on deck of ship under construction carpenters; etc.

    Shot from ground; looking up at ship's frame; scaffolding; ladders. DS large pipes lie on ground; workers dragging one away. GV 5-mast ship; w/ tall crane ? beside it. Aerial shot over part of harbour; factory; shipyards Ship's hull; pan up to bow; huge US flags hung over the top. GV at launching ceremony of this ship, cheering American crowd in fg looking away toward ship as she moves into water.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:00:00 / 01:28:48:00
    ON 194 E

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