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  • Short Summary

    The Duchess of York takes a ride in the Arbroath Lifeboat which she has just launched.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Scotland. The Duchess of York - delights fishermen-crew and huge crowd by making a trip after naming & launching Arbroath's new Lifeboat."

    Arbroath, Scotland.

    High angle shot of the Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) as she gets onto the Arbroath lifeboat. She smiles and waves as the boat moves away from the dock.

    Shots of the lifeboat as it sails around the harbour. Crowds of people are watching from the docks.

    Her Majesty walks with civic dignitaries past a line up of nurses.

    Sound Track Missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    661.33
    Media URN:
    4763
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1932
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:57:00 / 01:46:50:00
    Canister:
    32/71

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The lifeboat seen here was named "John and William Mudie". It went on to be launched 45 times, saving a total of 27 lives.

    The launch took place on 31 August 1932.

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