• Short Summary

    US Lexington sinks and the seven Patten brothers are welcomed home by their father.

  • Description

    Titles read: "SINKING OF US AIRCRAFT CARRIER LEXINGTON".

    Pacific Ocean.

    L/S of the aircraft carrier ship Lexington after being hit during battle of the Coral Sea. Smoke gushes from her decks and she lists badly. Internal explosion finishes her off and all the crew have abandoned ship.

    Oregon, United States of America.

    Various shots of survivors of the Lexington. Nice shots of the seven Patten brothers arrive home in Portland and being greeted at the railway station by their father, General Patton. They are all wearing sailor suits. The group stand on a platform and a large crowd stares at them (seems to be a war bond drive). M/S of the brothers standing in line on a naval ship gun and saluting.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1332.09
    Media URN:
    43981
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:42:00 / 01:18:43:00
    Canister:
    42/57

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