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  • Short Summary

    HMAS Australia is deliberately sunk by own navy - part of Washington Treaty.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Thus Britain Honours Her Word! HMAS Australia - pride of Australian Navy - sunk 'full forty fathoms deep' in accordance with terms of Washington Treaty".

    Various shots of warship HMAS Australia being scuttled at sea, clouds of black smoke rise from the deck. We see the ship roll onto her side and then gradually sink into the ocean. Aerial shot of sinking ship, other vessels surround her. More shots of HMAS Australia as bows - last visible part of ship - disappear under water.

    Cataloguer's note: this item was recatalogued after being accidentally deleted - unsure whether story was originally condensed from old records. AH 15/04/2002.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    344.28
    Media URN:
    23812
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:30:00 / 01:42:32:00
    Canister:
    G 1096

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