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  • Short Summary

    The HMS Achilles, the new British cruiser, in dock in Birkenhead.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Birkenhead. The Navy's 'Youngest' 32 knot, 7000 ton cruiser HMS Achilles, magnificent in her navy grey paint and glittering in the sunlight - leaves for acceptance trails and her 'job of work'."

    Birkenhead, Merseyside.

    Various shots of HMS Achilles in dock. The cruiser is just about to come into service - it looks very modern. (If you look really closely you can see a swastika on the anchor.)

    Shots of side of ship showing name on side 'Achilles'.

    Shots of the warship as she moves away from the dock.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    735.07
    Media URN:
    6675
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1933
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:54:00 / 01:07:48:00
    Canister:
    33/81

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