• Short Summary

    Royal Navy attend remembrance service for dead of M2 submarine, then place wreaths at sea.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Portsmouth. The Navy bows its head - to mourn lost Comrades of the ill-fated M-2"

    Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    Men of the Royal Navy march into doorway in building. Different angle showing men walking into entrance. They are removing their hats as they go in. Amongst those going in are Royal Marines and Naval officers. Next comes a small group of women all dressed in black - presumably widows and family members of those sailors lost on the submarine M2.

    High angle shot, three women in black walk past policeman. One of the women carries a wreath shaped like an anchor. The camera follows them as they walk towards the doorway. Several naval officers are outside the church or chapel. More women and sailors arrive at the entrance. Naval officers walk down road. They walk past the doorway, where a military band are entering the building. These officers go in by another doorway. They all remove their hats before going in.

    Shot of the exterior of the building as we hear buglers play on the sound track.

    Intertitle reads: "The last sad scene over the spot where she was found - alas, too late!"

    View of sailors lined up on rear deck of ship at sea. The white ensign flag is flying at half mast.

    Sailors lined up, heads bowed. Two priests look on as floral wreaths are prepared on the deck. The first wreath is thrown over the side of the ship. Sailors in two ranks fire salute with rifles. Buglers play. Another volley is fired and the buglers play again.

    Long shot of ships at sea. Submarine L69 sails past with crew members lined up on deck. An aeroplane flies over head. (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:42:00 / 01:24:14:00

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