• Short Summary

    King George VI visits warship and witnesses demonstration of human torpedoes.

  • Description

    Title reads: "The King with the fleet".

    Location of events unknown.

    Various shots of Royal Marine Band playing on deck of warship. L/S of King George VI coming aboard ship. Various shots of the King at Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser's (Commander in Chief of Home Fleet) staff conference below decks.

    Various shots of the King and the Admiral talking to two men of a Human Torpedo crew who are dressed in Sladen Suits. The King has a good laugh at a joke with two officers. Various shots of a demonstration of the Human Torpedo. The two men take their seats and show how the thing can dive and surface like a normal submarine. The men climb back on board and are helped out of their suits. Narrator explains that before the war one of the men was a hairdresser, the other was in the dry cleaning business! More shots of Marine Band.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1358.15
    Media URN:
    44689
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:24:00 / 01:30:08:00
    Canister:
    44/41

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