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    Salvager experts raise German flagship Hindenburg off Scottish Coast.

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    According to the issue sheet missing title reads: "A Colossal Task. The raising of sunken German Flagship 'Hindenburg'. World's record salvage feat by Messers. Cox and Danks".

    Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland.

    Various shots of pumps on half emerged battleship pumping out water, men run across rope bridges that appear to connect the ship to salvage vessel. L/S of battleship between two salvage vessels with large cranes on. C/U of seaweed covered guns on battleship. Various shots of different bits of battleship as it emerges from the water. The ship appears to be intact; guns towers and masts still in place.

    Good panning shot of ship between salvage barges; battleship sticks out of water at awkward angle. Various shots of man in trilby and smart sit standing on prow of salvaged vessel. Various shots of deep sea divers putting on suits then climbing over side of boat, we see them swimming about near salvaged vessel. More shots of battleship emerging from sea, mostly as before. More shots of divers; we see one coming up to the surface. More shots of battleship being salvaged.

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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:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:13:12:00
    G 1319

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