• Short Summary

    John Parsons interviews celebrities on maiden peacetime voyage of ship "Queen Elizabeth".

  • Description

    Title reads: "We go aboard the Ocean Queen".

    Southampton, Hampshire.

    Ship "Queen Elizabeth" begins her first trip as a civilian liner. John Parsons goes aboard to interview personalities. Various shots of the exterior of the ship.

    Parsons interviews various crew members and celebrities on board. He interviews Captain Sir James Bisset and the youngest member of the crew, Billy Bath (looks like a porter, cannot be more than about 12 years old). Parsons interviews Frances Day with the ship's Doctor. Nuffield car-king Sir Miles Thomas gives short speech from deck about forging link between UK and USA. Band leader Ambrose and singer Evelyn Dall tell Parsons they are "thrilled to bits". Nuremberg judge Sir Norman Birkett admits he "feels like a schoolboy". Birkett is with his wife. M/S of Soviet statesman Vyacheslav Molotov on gangplank, followed by his bodyguard.

    Various shots of ship leaving docks, escorted out of harbour by tug boats. Great shots of people waving from quayside and from decks.


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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1412.18
    Media URN:
    45984
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:28:00 / 01:23:56:00
    Canister:
    46/84

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