The "Queen Mary" breaks the record for fastest transatlantic crossing time and gets warm welcome in Southampton, Hampshire.
Item title reads - The Queen Mary brings back to Britain the Blue Riband of the Atlantic.
L/S aerial shot of the "Queen Mary" sailing along. Various good shots as she steams into New York. M/S of her on the return journey, M/S as she approaches Southampton docks and people cheer from the quay. Good M/S of two tugs pulling her. M/S as the camera pans up the side. Various very good shots of the ship as she sails towards the docks. M/S of Commodore Edgar Britten, the ship's captain making a speech saying how pleased he is to have broken two time records in the transatlantic journey. C/U of him reading from the paper.
Note: there is some extra silent footage of the ship coming in to dock in 'Queen Mary Gains Blue Riband' in 36/71 on *PM0895*.