• Short Summary

    Great shots of US Battleships firing their guns - they are on the firing range but you'd never know.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Off California. The Big Guns Roar! World hears - and sees - Uncle Sam's Fleet thunder in great concentration shot at hidden target controlled by wireless."

    California, United States of America.

    Several warships (dreadnoughts) of the US Navy at sea.

    Side shot of one of the ships. These battleships have 14 and 16 inch guns. Lots of nice shots of the battleships at sea - their guns have a range of around 18 miles.

    Biplane takes off from aircraft carrier to act as a spotter as the ships approach the fire testing range.

    (Sound track runs out so no sync sound of guns firing)

    Good shots of the ships guns firing at a target some distance away which is radio controlled.

    High angle shots looking down on guns as they fire.

    More shots of the ships firing. Intercut with closer shots of barrels of guns.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    673.09
    Media URN:
    4942
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:41:00 / 01:10:50:00
    Canister:
    32/35

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