• Short Summary

    In Sydney last night a woman pressed a button which sent a new cargo freighter, the Port Invercargill down the launching rails of a ship-yard in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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    crowd of diners
    4 ft


    Holt
    7 ft


    BRING UP SOF SOF ENDS ON 3RD CHEER
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Sydney last night a woman pressed a button which sent a new cargo freighter, the Port Invercargill down the launching rails of a ship-yard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The remote control launching took place in the ballroom of a Sydney hotel. Shipping company officials and Government representatives including the Minister for Labour and National Service, Mr. Holt watched Mrs. D.F. Middleton launch the ship by radio impulse.

    And this is a radio picture of the ship seconds after Mrs. Middleton pressed the button.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5DCVO4H36RC057Z1NAWSTNBAQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DCVO4H36RC057Z1NAWSTNBAQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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