• Short Summary

    French fishermen get blessing from Churchman before they set out.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "St. Malo - With the Church's Blessing. 5,000 people at traditional religious ceremony as great Fishing Fleet, with 3,000 fishermen, leave for 8 months fishing off Newfoundland."

    St. Malo, France.

    Back view of priest in ornate cassock. View over brass band playing, in the back ground are people singing hymns. The priest and alter boys walk down gangplank onto boat. High angle shot of dignitaries on ship.

    C/U priest - probably a bishop by the look of his crook and mitre. Fishing boat sailing in harbour. Brass band on deck. The French tricolour flag is flying from the bow.

    Men standing high up in the rigging of a masted ship. People crowded onto foredeck of sailing ship. Boat in harbour.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    665.50
    Media URN:
    4866
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:40:00 / 01:56:31:00
    Canister:
    32/22

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