• Short Summary

    Crew of torpedoed cargo boat brought to safety + launch of ship "Arunta" by Lady Gowrie.

  • Description

    Title reads: "The war 'down under'."

    Australia.

    Various C/Us of the survivors of the cargo boat "Port Brisbane" which was sunk by a torpedo. Many of the surviving crew are very young men. C/U of Second Officer Dingle of the "Port Brisbane".

    Intertitle reads: "Australia's answer".

    Various shots of new ship on slipway at Sydney shipyard. Various C/Us of Lord Gowrie, Governor General of Australia, with Lady Gowrie and Lord Wakehurst on launching platform, it is raining heavily. M/S Lady Gowrie launching the new ship, a destroyer named "Arunta" (of the Tribal Class). Various shots of the destroyer going down slipway and into the sea.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1111.02
    Media URN:
    38641
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:10:00 / 01:02:34:00
    Canister:
    41/25

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