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  • Short Summary

    German battleship from World War One is salvaged off coast of Scotland.

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    Scapa Flow, Orkney.

    Title: "SLOWLY, BUT VERY VERY SURELY. 'The Hindenburg' - mighty flagship of scuttled German Fleet - is being raised, a tribute to tenacity and skill of Messers. Cox and Danks and their salvage staff".

    Various L/Ss of salvage barges with gigantic cranes floating off the coast of Scotland. Various L/Ss of three men standing at the top of the mast of the raised battleship, they wave at the camera, tilt down to show the rest of the salvaged vessel covered in seaweed. M/S of a deep-sea diver climbing over the side of the salvage vessel and into the sea. M/S, looking over the canons of the battleship, of the diver swimming just underneath the surface of the sea.

    Various shots of two divers swimming beside the half-submerged German battleship, they climb into the salvaged vessel through a porthole. M/S of the divers clambering up onto the salvage barge, the rescued battleship is moored nearby; a man is standing on her deck. C/U of the two divers on the deck of the salvage barge, one of them is helped out of his helmet. L/S of the salvaged ship, a gilt picture frame is superimposed over the image.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:04:00 / 01:35:23:00
    G 1284

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