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  • Short Summary

    Impressive aerial shots of the Royal Yacht sailing with a fleet of battleships.

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    Spithead, Hampshire.

    Title: "The KING WITH HIS FLEET. 200 vessels of war - from Flagship to Minesweeper - in a 'Far Flung Battle Line' potent illustration of Britain's sea power".

    Aerial shot of a fleet of battleships at sea.

    Intertitle: "The Navy in the Air escorted the Royal Yacht".

    Panning L/S of four aeroplanes flying formation over the battleships and the Royal Yacht. More aerial shots of the fleet. L/S of a battleship with signal flags flying. M/S of the battleship - we see troops of sailors on deck. L/S of a steam ship passing the camera - the Royal yacht? High angled shot of sailors on the bow of a ship waving their hats and giving three cheers. L/S of the steam ship passing.

    Intertitle: "H.M.S. 'Hermes' - efficient if ugly!"

    Aerial shot of the 'Hermes'.

    Intertitle: "H.M.S. 'Argus' - an aerodrome at sea".

    Aerial shot of 'Argus' with several aeroplanes waiting to take off from the deck.

    Intertitle: "H.M.S. 'Queen Elizabeth' - 'Queen Lizzie' to us all - civilian or sailor".

    Various aerial shots of 'Queen Lizzie'. L/S of several battleships flying signal flags with troops of sailors on deck. Various aerial shots of individual battleships and of the entire fleet. Another version of the story follows. Second version is mostly the same or similar to the original - except there are more shots of the battleships firing their cannons.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:11:38:00
    G 1107

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