• Short Summary

    HMS Ajax - hero of the battle against the Graf Spee - comes in to be broken up.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Last Voyage of HMS Ajax".

    Falmouth, Cornwall & Montevideo, Uruguay.

    LV Ajax off Falmouth. The warship is being towed in to be broken up.

    CU For'ard gun turret.

    GV Along deck showing torpedo tubes. CU Torpedo tubes.

    LV From inside showing rubbish on deck. CU Empty shell locker.

    SV Lifebelts and fire hose thrown on deck.

    SV Notice about radar aerials. GV Elevated of ship alongside. SV Bridge. CU Steel box with broken glass. SV Gauges on guns mounting. CU Speed indicator with pointer at Full Speed.

    Library shots - MV HMS Ajax in Montevideo Harbour. Shots of crew of the Graf Spee being buried. CU Captain Hans Langsdorff of the Graf Spee. LS Good of Graf Spee leaving harbour prior to scuttling. VS Including aerial of burning and scuttled Graf Spee outside Montevideo harbour.

    SV Towards Ajax being towed towards Falmouth. CU For'ard guns. LV Ajax being towed to Falmouth.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1427.08
    Media URN:
    46516
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:34:00 / 01:13:28:00
    Canister:
    49/92

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