• Short Summary

    Beautiful footage of ocean liner the "Empress of Britain" being cleaned and repainted.

  • Description

    Southampton, Hampshire.

    Title reads: "Wash and Brush Up".

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Turning out 'spick and span' a giant liner is a big proposition. Come with us to Southampton and watch something of that super 'wash and brush up'."

    Lovely shots of the "Empress of Britain" - absolutely beautifully filmed. Various angles emphasise the size and beauty of the liner. A narrator states "from every angle the impression is one of power and beauty".

    The ship has an exterior overhaul after each voyage. Various shots of men cleaning and painting the ship. L/S of the ship then a moving shot showing men painting the side of the ship. They are seated on planks suspended over the side of the ship on large ropes. M/S of the men painting the side of the ship - moving shot from another boat.

    Various shots of the ship. Narrator states: "There she is the latest and loveliest triumph of British shipbuilding. A powerful link in the Empire chain."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:44:00 / 01:52:30:00
    PSP 722

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