• Short Summary

    Mock up naval battles and singing sea shanties are all part of celebrations in Portsmouth.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Portsmouth. The Navy's First Tattoo. Drake's ship in action and Shanty singing - notable of HMS Excellent centenary celebrations."

    Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    Mock up of naval battle from the era of Drake. Sailors round around firing in cannon on deck. Men run to the aft deck to repel boarders.

    In front of a grandstand sailors - still in old fashioned costume - sing sea shanties and other songs.

    These festivities appear to be a centenary celebration for H.M.S. Excellent.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    717.15
    Media URN:
    6361
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:30:00 / 01:34:58:00
    Canister:
    30/17

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