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  • Short Summary

    Footage of ships being launched at shipyards in France.

  • Description

    Still more tonnage - France is rapidly replacing her lost ships. France.

    Boat launching in France; the country is replacing much of her fleet lost in the war. People on a platform on banks of the Seine -- a priest -- to bless the craft; several men in suits; a lady; etc. They head down steps. Shot of lower platform next to hull of boat; a woman is holding the bottle of champagne; tied to a rope. She throws it toward the ship; it smashes. Flowers hang from anchor. Ship sliding out into the water; away from camera; people on banks cheer.

    Ceremonies. Christening; launch

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1904.18
    Media URN:
    75516
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:59:00 / 01:23:34:00
    Canister:
    ON 117 I

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